Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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The Leaf And The Tree

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When will you learn, myself, to be
a dying leaf on a living tree?
Budding, swelling, growing strong,
Wearing green, but not for long,
Drawing sustenance from air,
That other leaves, and you not there,
May bud, and at the autumn's call
Wearing russet, ready to fall?
Has not this trunk a deed to do
Unguessed by small and tremulous you?
Shall not these branches in the end
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COMMENTS
Mary O Donoghue 07 October 2018
That is lovely
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Lakshika you 26 June 2018
So good not
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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014
Have always likes this particular poem.
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