Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This is dedicated in honor of Mother Earth on Earth Day.
Trees, by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet 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.


  1. I have always loved this poem, and it is so true "Only God can make a tree."

  2. I wonder if elementary children still have to memorize this poem. I hope so. It is beautiful.

  3. One of the loveliest poems ever written!

    Happy Earth Day, Margaret!


  4. So Cute! That's a lovely poem, Thanks Margaret:)

  5. Maragret, thanks for posting this classic poem! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes, people do climb that mountain.

  6. Love the poem and so true. Hope your having a great week-end. It has been warmer here, yesterday it was about 82 and windy and it was that way again today. Very windy. In fact we turned on the AC today, the house just seems to build up so much heat by around 4pm, so we flipped it on today, as much as I hated to.

  7. Love the poem Margaret. I didnt realise you had this blog too. Hope its getting warmer where you are. Its getting colder here.

  8. you are my favorite visitor. and I always feel like the post is not complete without your comment.

  9. Great classic poem! Perfect for Earth Day!

  10. You were one of my favorite visitors. and i always used to feel that the post is incomplete without your comment.have a wonderful week .

  11. Such a beautiful poem! I've always loved it. It's perfect for Earth Day, indeed. Thanks for posting it. :)

  12. Beautiful poem! You have made a tree's life look so glamarous :)