Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Poem or a Tree


I have never felt that Joyce Kilmer's "Tree" was a lyrical poem worthy of quoting, but when I saw these logs, I thought about lines from his poem: "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." This diseased tree needed more than a poem and the hand of God. Made me sad to see the felling of this one.

7 comments:

  1. Dutch Elm disease?

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  2. beautiful poem - I like how you made a simple pic into something very poetic

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  3. Kate, my father loves to quote that poem. He's kind of a local "Johnny Appleseed" though, loves trees, likes to identify them, transplate them to treeless spots, etc.

    By the way, it was your photo the the rabbit that inspired me to post mine.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  4. You know what? When I was 19 years old and did my mandatory military service, we were out in the woods and blew up trees with dynamite. I felt so sad for the trees. To this day, I've been teased about that. I hear it all the time.

    Thank you, is all I have to say!

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  5. What a wonderful tribute for your fallen tree.

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  6. I like your entry today very much.

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  7. Whenh I see a cut tree, I feel sad. And poetry come to us when we are sad.

    Greetings from Perú

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