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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 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;
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Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: trees
Deluke Muwanigwa 09 December 2020
Lovely poem. Thanks Rajnish Manga for leading me to the 'trees" . You here that poets...poets are fools. If a poet be a fool then let the muse play on. Great poem.
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Rajnish Manga 06 December 2020
Great commentary on the material progress made by man which has cost him so dearly. This is probably the most popular poem of Joyce Kilmer. I would like to translate it into Hindi.
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Dr Dillip K Swain 30 November 2020
Nothing more could have been expressed in in applauding mother nature the tree...so benevolent, figure of a monk.......here tree is the epitome. " A tree that looks at God all day/And lifts her leafy arms to pray. A great poem.
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Martha D. Johnson 01 September 2020
My mother use to quote this poem about a tree just to aggravate me when I was little. It would make me mad and she would laugh about it. She only went to 8th grade back in 40's. i guess she had to memorize it for an assignment for school. She got married at 15 and had me at age of 16. She grew up with 5 kids before age 21. Now I see the poem as a lovely poem.
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the poem got me a a+ in english. my one an only, , , thanks to my english teacher ETHEL RICH, MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.
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Richard Grace 09 October 2019
Preplanning for the inevitable, I just installed my gravestone on my cemetery pot.. Because of this poem, I placed my name face up toward the sky. When I tell critics that I would rather face God all day than the street, they are taken back.
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Shaun Cronick 16 August 2019
Still brilliant it never fades never dies. Evoking nature and creation. Such purity in a simple, eloquent poem.Love it.
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Spock The Vegan 15 August 2019
An old favorite from my youth.
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Michele Marie 15 August 2019
Always one of my favorites.
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Pat Horvath 09 August 2019
I was sitting on the porch of my sons home in Tennessee. His home is surrounded by beautiful trees and this poem came to mind. It is elegant in its simplicity yet so beautiful and thought provoking. I grew up with parents who loved nature and I too enjoy a walk in the woods listening to the quiet sounds of nature. This lovely little poem eloquently summarizes the beauty of nature.
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