Edna St. Vincent Millay

(22 February 1892 – 19 October 1950 / Rockland / Maine / United States)

City Trees Poem by 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
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Comments about this poem (City Trees by Edna St. Vincent Millay )

  • Silver Star - 4,109 Points Rajesh Thankappan (12/23/2014 10:13:00 AM)

    In the din of the city life the tree turns silent. Excellent! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 8:25:00 AM)

    Funny how we pay attention to trees when on a walk through the country but barely give a thought to them when walking or driving through the city. Maybe this is what the poet was thinking? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points John Hardesty (7/2/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    She had many trees to write about living in Maine! ! (Report) Reply

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