by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Central Park at Dusk
Language: English 
Buildings above the leafless trees
 Loom high as castles in a dream,
While one by one the lamps come out
 To thread the twilight with a gleam.

There is no sign of leaf or bud,
 A hush is over everything --
Silent as women wait for love,
 The world is waiting for the spring.


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