Trees
By Joyce Kilmer
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Trees
By Joyce Kilmer
(December 6, 1886 - July 30, 1918)

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
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.

 

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Painting by Mary T. Hoffman - God's Creation in Art

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