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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
A London Plane-Tree
By Amy Levy (1861–1889)
GREEN is the plane-tree in the square,
  The other trees are brown;
They droop and pine for country air,
  The plane-tree loves the town.
Here from my garret-pane I mark        5
  The plane-tree bud and blow,
Shed her recuperative bark,
  And spread her shade below.
Among her branches, in and out,
  The city breezes play;        10
The dull fog wraps her round about;
  Above, the smoke curls grey.
Others the country take for choice,
  And hold the town in scorn;
But she has listen’d to the voice        15
  On city breezes borne.

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