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I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

-“Trees” (1914, by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
[All photos by Eowyn, except for the snow tree]

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5 responses to “Trees

  1. How well I remember the words to this beautiful and famous poem–had to memorize it in elementary school. BTW, do kids still have to memorize speeches, poems, etc. in school any more?? Maybe they should.

  2. Your photographs show such unusual and beautiful trees. Thanks.
    To Doc’s wife, some schools still have memorization but most do not.

  3. Lovely photos and Mario Lanza, what a bonanza! I’ll see what I can do with them.

  4. That’s the best version of the “Trees” song I’ve heard. Thank you, Sage! I can’t wait to see the video from our Hitechgrannie’s little workshop. 😀

  5. Extraordinary…magnificent…loved it !


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