Behind the grey slum cottages, chipped bowls
Of life set out for starveling’s crust and sup,
I watched along espaliered shadow-rows
The dawn in thin bare cherry-slips come up;
Flush in a moment pink; as swiftly drop
That petallage, and turn a glowing side
To be devoured by some wakeful child,
Face pressed against gold panes, and hungry-eyed.