Friday, 14 March 2014

A Poem Lovely as a Tree?

I've got a strong hankering for some budding, flowering trees.

The ultimate tree poem:

Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919

Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918
119. 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,         5
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.  10
Poems are made by fools like me,  
But only God can make a tree.

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