Treasure Island

Henry Abbey

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

Poems of Henry Abbey

21. The Bedouin's Rebuke 4/26/2012
22. The Drawbridge Keeper 4/26/2012
23. The Fisher-Maidens 4/26/2012
24. The French Marshall 4/26/2012
25. The King and the Naiad 4/26/2012
26. The Long Regret 4/26/2012
27. The Patriot's Courage 4/26/2012
28. The Picture 4/26/2012
29. The Roman Sentinal 4/26/2012
30. The Singer's Alms 4/26/2012
31. The Statue 4/26/2012
32. The Storm 4/26/2012
33. The Sunken City 4/26/2012
34. The Troubadour 4/26/2012
35. To a Blue Hepatica 4/26/2012
36. To Baffle Time 4/26/2012
37. Trailing Arbutus 4/26/2012
38. What Do We Plant? 9/21/2010
39. While the Days Go By 4/26/2012
40. Winter Days 9/21/2010

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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