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Green is the plane tree

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. 

– from A London Plane-Tree by Amy Levy (1861-1889)

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Plane trees in Canary Wharf, London, July 2021

These plane tress are certainly enjoying London. And if you fancy living in the UK’s tallest residential block, the Pinnacle (building on right), you’ll be able to enjoy a view of the planes before your eyes stray to the Thames beyond.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 July 2021

Posted as part of Becky’s TreeSquare

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    • 🙂 Thanks Becky
      one of the things I’m enjoying in my poetry exploration is how long ago some of the poems were written and how the same issues and same delights are still out there.

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