One of My Favorite Poems


Trees” (1913)
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;Black and white portrait of poet Joyce Kilmer from his 1908 Columbia University yearbook

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.

-(Alfred) Joyce Kilmer

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