City Trees, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

CITY TREES
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.

 

The poem read by Kristin Hughes for Librivox:

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~ by lolarusa on August 2, 2018.

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