"City Trees"

Explore Edna St. Vincent Millay's "City Trees," where nature's muted majesty meets urban clamor. Delve into poetic contrasts and find serenity with us.

"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.

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Edna St Vincent Millay Collection