Monday, May 18, 2009


 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.

Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

1 comment:

Ossian said...

A little bit of old time religion for you, just after Sunday midnight. For the first two and the last two lines, I think. Leaving aside the tiring question of what it all means, for a moment.