Only God can make a tree | Joyce Kilmer

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I think that I shall never see

A poem 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.

Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

 

This piece appeared in my 2017 New Year greetings post:

A host of twelve rhyming beauties green / For the months of two-thousand and seventeen

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/host-twelve-rhyming-beauties-green-months-seventeen-jayawardena

 

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#SUpoetry is part of The Sustainable University (SU) One-stop Shop | http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/

 

Poetry is among the fertile points of the Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wave-hypothesis-sustainability-engagement-across-asitha-jayawardena

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