City Trees Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

City Trees

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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.

Ratnakar Mandlik 22 February 2017

Outstanding observation and comparison in respect of trees in city as well as in the country side.

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Rajesh Thankappan 23 December 2014

In the din of the city life the tree turns silent. Excellent!

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

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?

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dont worry about it 26 November 2020

can u get to the answers

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John Hardesty 02 July 2013

She had many trees to write about living in Maine! !

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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