Monday, January 10, 2011

A Poem Lovely as a Tree

Bonsai, originally uploaded by Rob Shenk.

Today's Inspiration

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.

by Alfred Joyce Kilmer


Michelle said...

Oh that's beautiful! And it sums up how I feel just perfectly

During choir warmup sometimes we sing this song to a poem by Ogden Nash - "I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all." It's funny, but yet very, very sad.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love that poem :-) I liked the bonsai picture as well, do you have any bonsai?? I have a few on the front porch right where I take off my shoes to remind me to water the poor wee far they are all surviving which is a good thing for someone with a black thumb like me. It is such a lovely artform :-)

Red Hen (dette) said...

I love the image conjured by the line 'A tree that in summer may wear a nest of robins in her hair'.
That dress in the previous post is divine unfortunately my days of figure hugging dresses have faded! :(


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