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Monday, April 6, 2009



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?


  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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..

  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.

  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.

  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.

  10. Janet,

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

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway.


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

  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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