Sunday, August 24, 2014

"TREES" A POEM BY JOYCE KILMER 1886-1918

  TREES

I THINK that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree


A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's 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.

Joyce Kilmer
1886-1918

10 comments:

  1. That is the first poem I memorized for school.

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    1. I remember having to memorize it, too. I came across it and was remembering the words as I was reading it. It's such a beautiful poem. I love "A tree that looks at God all day and lifts her leafy arms to pray." and "A tree that may in summer wear a nest of robins in her hair". And, "Only God can make a tree". Oh well, I just love the whole poem :)

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  2. beautiful photo. is it a redbud tree?

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    1. Hi Felicia,
      Thank you! Yes, it is a redbud tree. This is a picture when it was a young tree. It's about 25 years old now and not so happy with the drought we've been in. But, it still looks so beautiful in the spring.

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  3. I love those words... they are so full of truth

    mollyxxx

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  4. Love redbuds! Love the poem! Thanks for linking up!!

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    1. This tree has been so special and made my house look so pretty for years.It's on the decline, now. I'm taking good care of it, though.

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  5. Wonderful post, love the photo and poem.
    Thank you for participating in last week's Floral Friday Fotos. Look forward to seeing you link up again this week.

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    1. Hi Nick, When I came across this poem, it brought back memories of when we had to memorize it in school. I think this redbud tree and the way it's shaped fits the poem. It's lifting it's arms to pray.

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