With respect to Joyce Kilmer

ANNOUNCEMENT: Thank you, Sylvia Vardell, for posting the Highlights poem-poster that I’ll be signing at IRA. Here’s the link to your wonderful blogspot. http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com

Hi everyone,

Our cherry tree is in bloom. It’s perfect.

by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

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;

Looking up

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.

Looking up 2

“Trees” was originally published in Trees and Other Poems. Joyce Kilmer. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914.