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

POEM OF THE DAY: City Trees

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.

 

Notes:

 

http://www.poetseers.org/the_great_poets/am/millay__edna_st__vincent

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/m_r/millay/millay.htm

 

 


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