Henry Abbey

(11 July 1842 - 7 June 1911 / Kingston, NY)

Henry Abbey Poems

1. Winter Days 9/21/2010
2. While the Days Go By 4/26/2012
3. What Do We Plant? 9/21/2010
4. Trailing Arbutus 4/26/2012
5. To Baffle Time 4/26/2012
6. To a Blue Hepatica 4/26/2012
7. The Troubadour 4/26/2012
8. The Sunken City 4/26/2012
9. The Storm 4/26/2012
10. The Statue 4/26/2012
11. The Singer's Alms 4/26/2012
12. The Roman Sentinal 4/26/2012
13. The Picture 4/26/2012
14. The Patriot's Courage 4/26/2012
15. The Long Regret 4/26/2012
16. The King and the Naiad 4/26/2012
17. The French Marshall 4/26/2012
18. The Fisher-Maidens 4/26/2012
19. The Drawbridge Keeper 4/26/2012
20. The Bedouin's Rebuke 4/26/2012

What Do We Plant?

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship, which will cross the sea.
We plant the mast to carry the sails;
We plant the planks to withstand the gales -
The keel, the keelson, the beam, the knee;
We plant the ship when we plant the tree.

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the houses for you and me.

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