When I opened my email today and saw that today’s The Daily Post word prompt word was tree, I was instantly reminded of this poem by Joyce Kilmer. We had to memorize it in middle school during the poetry lessons. It still pops into my head from time to time, though I don’t think I have the whole thing memorized anymore. I looked it up to be sure I shared it correctly with you.
By Joyce Kilmer
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.