Amy Levy

(1861 - 10 September 1889 / London)

The Birch-Tree At Loschwitz - Poem by Amy Levy

At Loschwitz above the city
The air is sunny and chill;
The birch-trees and the pine-trees
Grow thick upon the hill.

Lone and tall, with silver stem,
A birch-tree stands apart;
The passionate wind of spring-time
Stirs in its leafy heart.

I lean against the birch-tree,
My arms around it twine;
It pulses, and leaps, and quivers,
Like a human heart to mine.

One moment I stand, then sudden
Let loose mine arms that cling:
O God! the lonely hillside,
The passionate wind of spring!

Comments about The Birch-Tree At Loschwitz by Amy Levy

  • Gold Star - 46,883 Points Edward Kofi Louis (8/26/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    Nice work with the muse of Spring. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (8/26/2015 2:42:00 AM)

    Nice composition of poem to read about tree and spring! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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