Arbor Day

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Today is Arbor Day–and since it is too early to plant a tree around here…I thought I’d share one of my favorite poems:

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

A tree who’s hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

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.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who lives intimately with rain.

Tree Images, Arbor Day 2013

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

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