Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CITY TREES, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

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First Line: The trees along this city street
Last Line: I know what sound is there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cities; Trees; Urban Life

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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