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At night walking along the streets, the darker because of trees,
we came to a tree, white with flowers,
and the pavement under the branches was white with flowers
too.

 

 

Return to Jerusalem the Golden

 

 

Material from
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.