Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Trees"

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, 1913

3 comments:

Pedro Nuno Teixeira Santos said...

hello karen,

I justo loved what you wrote "I love trees. That's really what it's all about."...I could use that same definition for "A sombra verde".
I noticed you have a link for my blog...thank you so much! I put a link to yours not only for simpathy but because your blog is a beautiful place for tree lovers.

All the best

Karen said...

Thanks!
I don't know a word of Portuguese but I like looking at the trees on your blog, just the same. Sometimes I use Google Translate to try and figure it out. I like finding other tree lovers out there! Maybe I'll get to see some Portuguese trees some day.
Come back and visit soon!

Oak Leaf said...

I just found your blog. Your photography is just lovely. I especially love the Kilmer poem. I will be back visiting again.