Saturday, April 6, 2013

Came across this poem while reading about a lady who is trying to save her beautiful big elm tree.  She  is quoted as saying "You can bulldoze the house but you  can't take a tree".  I get you, Mrs. Patricia  Kuzak and good for you!

Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918

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.

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