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(964) The Trees - Larkin

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  • Sam Droege
    The Trees The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2008
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      The Trees

      The trees are coming into leaf
      Like something almost being said;
      The recent buds relax and spread,
      Their greenness is a kind of grief.

      Is it that they are born again
      And we grow old? No, they die too,
      Their yearly trick of looking new
      Is written down in rings of grain.

      Yet still the unresting castles thresh
      In fullgrown thickness every May.
      Last year is dead, they seem to say,
      Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.

      - Philip Larkin
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