Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trees



TREES

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
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 people like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918

18 comments:

YONKS said...

Beautiful - I'm going out to hug a tree :-)
Have a great week.
Di
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Sharon said...

Beautiful as always!

Good Morning, Jo!

DJan said...

That is some tree! Lovely, the whole thing, Jo. Good morning and I hope you have a great day!

Mama-Bug said...

That is quite a tree. I bet it's very old from the size of it. Those beautiful old oaks are really treasures.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

WOW! What a magnificent tree Jo! XO

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful, I am in awe each thine I visit your blog, your photos are stunning.

I love trees, and collect art of just trees, there is something majestic and spiritual about a tree.

Have a great day.

Louise said...

What a magnificent tree! Is that on your property? I would just want to look at it, and touch it, in wonder, every single day.

Country Gal said...

What a beautiful tree !
Lovely photo and poem ! Have a great day !

Gods Little People said...

I'm swooning and getting a little misty eyed. I miss great big old trees like that (just don't get them like that on a little Greek island!) and what a fitting poem. Just beautiful.
Thanks for your warm and encouraging words on GLP.
Hugs,
Joan

Amish Stories said...

I like the look of your blog, very colorful. Richard from Amish Stories.

Patsy said...

Big and mysterious Tree!

Terry said...

That is a gorgeous tree! They don't grow like that in this neck of the woods. Oh wait a minute, there's no woods around here!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That is a venerable old tree in your photo! Thanks for sharing this poem...I was trying to remember the words to it just the other day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat tree, Jo... I love it. Is it in your yard or neat to you???? Awesome!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

What a fine old tree!

Jo said...

Jo,
I remember learning this poem when I was in school. Had to stand before the class and recite it. I love the picture, and your blog is always a pleasure to visit. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs, Jo

Kimberly said...

Do you know I spent the day with you? Your music has been keeping me coming in the kitchen as I can today. So many of my favorite soundtracks all in one place! Lovely, lovely, lovely! Maybe next time, we could just sit together over a cuppa.

Renee said...

Beautiful tree. I have many pictures of trees.