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Monday, April 6, 2009

Trees





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



Old in years


along a country lane


tall and proud


spacious and wide



rugged and worn


April is National Poetry Month.
I hope you enjoyed the poem and my trees.

Do you have a favorite poem?


12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I haven't heard that poem in such a ling time. My brother had to recite that very poem in the 4th grade. I remember him crying and saying he couldn;t do it. Our school celebrated arbor day every year and they also planted a tree for each new class. I should go back and see all those trees some day.

    That is a very lovely tree in your pictures.

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  2. Hi Jan,
    Where is that little road? Yes, I like the poem and I do like trees. I don't have a favorite poem. I didn't know April is National Poetry Month. Maybe I'll read some poetry this month.

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  3. Oh I love that poem! Haven't heard it in a long time...thanks for posting it!

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  4. Oh I love that poem! Haven't heard it in a long time...thanks for posting it!

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  5. Glad you all like the poem, I do too. Shirley that's one of Jackson County's Branches. Coleman Branch Road, on the other side of Rt. 21,across from us.

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  6. I have always liked that little poem,and trees are so stately and proud. I love to see them with out leaves to see the beauty of the structor of the trunks..

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  7. Janet-I grew up hearing my mom recite that poem. I live fairly close to the Joyce Kilmer Forest-a lovely place to visit.

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  8. Janet: Thanks for sharing your trees in photo.

    The old Oak Tree stood on the hill,
    to see it there was such a thrill.
    Its beauty gave to me a chill,
    I loved that tree upon the hill.
    FG

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  9. Hi Janet, I love your trees and I love the poem. When I was a little girl, I helped my sister memorize the poem "Trees" for school. I have never forgotten it. Thanks for reminding me.

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  10. Janet,

    Love this poem and your photos of the trees are beautiful.

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. Like many others I memorized that one in elementary school. Thanks for the reminder! blessings, marlene

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  12. lovely photos, Janet. I don't know if I can say I have a favorite poem, although The Highwayman is high on the list. Such a dark dramatic piece.

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