Poets Walk: "the trees"

Poets Walk: "the trees"

Location: Band A-B on the Poets Walk map


City Trees by Edna St. Vincent Millay


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.