Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 15, 2008


by Edna St Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950).


City Trees


The trees along this city street,

Save for the traffic and the trains,

Would make a sound as thin and sweet

As trees in country lanes.


And people standing in their shade                5

Out of a shower, undoubtedly

Would hear such music as is made

Upon a country tree.


Oh, little leaves that are so dumb

Against the shrieking city air,                       10

I watch you when the wind has come,–

I know what sound is there.






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