Poetry Friday: Trees

As the new leaves begin to appear on the trees, let’s write poetry!

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(photo credit: theresagreen)

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Trees

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
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A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
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A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
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A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
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Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
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Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
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Today’s Assignment: Write a poem about a tree. Try rhyming couplets like Kilmer.