City Trees

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City Trees was published in Millay's poetry collection, Second April (1921).
An illustration for the story City Trees by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
Beatrice Murch, Ugarteche Street, Palermo, Buenos Aires, 2008
An illustration for the story City Trees by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
Beatrice Murch, Ugarteche Street, Palermo, Buenos Aires, 2008
An illustration for the story City Trees by the author Edna St. Vincent Millay
     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
       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,
     I watch you when the wind has come,—
       I know what sound is there.


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