ADORATION

Between the leaves of the green,
Green trees, patches of blue
Change shape
With the wind in the green,
Green trees, where tiny
Birds escape.
Bright metal shines from
Passing cars.
And the street is painted
In golden light,
Where rows of houses that
Survived two wars, near blocks
Of flats pass the green trees
Height.

O! East London street please
Keep the trees.
The green green trees which
Refresh the eye.
Somehow the spirit feels complete
When the leaves flutter and
Whisper and sigh.
Don’t keep building luxury
Flats
Leave us our gardens and our cats
And in Autumn when leaves are gold
Let homes elsewhere be sold

When winter has stolen green leaves
And charcoal branches spread above
Our spirits yearn and the heart
Grieves,
For green to return to the
Trees we love.
For green to return to the
Trees we love.

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