- Title: Trees by Joyce Kilmer
- Author: Joyce Kilmer
- ISBN: null
- Page: 104
- Format: Kindle Edition
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“I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s 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."
Cute A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; .Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
I recognize that Kilmer was attempting a simpler form of verse after the excesses of the Late Romantic. In a sense, it is a conservative approach to Modernism. But the language is sometimes clumsy, the word choices often inane, the ideas insipid; in other words, it isn’t particularly good poetry.Kilmer’s Catholic slant has helped keep his work alive in some circles, but there are better Catholic poets, now and in the past. There were also far better poets working toward a similar style in hi [...]
This is such a short poem but I love it
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