Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Beams Camp-o-ree Part 2

We visited the Joyce Kilmer National Forest near Robbinsville, NC. Joyce Kilmer is known for his poem - TREES - and was also a WWI veteran. The forest is layered with huge Tulip Poplars, waterfalls, streams, caves and beautiful meandering paths. Take a look....


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;

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.

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

1 comment:

Hope-ful said...

THE BEAMS ARE BACK! YEA!!!! Hey Kathern Ann: Guess What? Danielle and Chris are going to start Am. Lit. this year and we are starting with Poetry. So that means that I am starting a unit study on Poetry RIGHT NOW! SO, Guess What? I love your Tree Poem! YEAAAAAA!!!!! We need to visit. Home School Stuff and so the boys can tell me about their trip. We are having a Yard Sale this Saturday so our lives are consumed with that but maybe I can stop by for a few minutes Wednesday morning. LYL, Katherns Friend Hope

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