Helen of Troy and Other Poems/Central Park at Dusk

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CENTRAL PARK AT DUSK

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.