Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Trees - Poem by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
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Topic(s) of this poem: trees


Comments about Trees by Joyce Kilmer

  • (2/23/2018 10:41:00 AM)


    I learned this poem on elementary school. I still remember it..I am now 80 years old.. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/17/2018 12:58:00 AM)


    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 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 can make a tree.
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  • (1/17/2018 7:24:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. Read sometime in the childhood. But quite attractive to read even today. Wonderful:
    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray
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  • (1/10/2018 1:51:00 PM)


    Add a comment.great poem,i like it,only God can make a tree... (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2017 11:47:00 PM)


    My son (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2017 11:06:00 AM)


    this poem is cool, yo (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2017 7:28:00 AM)


    The poem was written by Alfred Joyce Kilmer. He died at the age of 28 in a battle in World War I. (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 9:37:00 PM)


    my submit is my tees (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 3:11:00 PM)


    Can please tell me the date Trees was written/published? Thank you! (Report) Reply

    (12/6/2017 7:21:00 AM)

    1914 - The year it was published in a book called Trees and Other Poems

  • (11/23/2017 5:53:00 AM)


    Oh Im memorizing it in 2017 (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 6:27:00 PM)


    Oh my goodness I learned this poem when I was a child and I still remember it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/11/2017 4:47:00 AM)


    Add a comment. (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2017 5:58:00 PM)


    Trews or trees (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2017 10:14:00 AM)


    Trees have a great importance to the world and humanity alike. Trees are always friendly to the nature and tree itself makes the world more beautiful. great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (8/12/2017 10:30:00 PM)


    - - -I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree- - - A creative mind, Joyce Kilmer. This is a well structured and beautiful poem.
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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/9/2017 4:50:00 AM)


    I never grow bored reading this poem.... Fantastic last-couplet. (Report) Reply

  • (3/16/2017 7:21:00 AM)


    Joyce Kilmer wrote with rhythm and audacity. This one poem is remembered by scholars and school children. It does speak to our inner self. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/2/2017 10:37:00 AM)

    tom allport
    I agree. trees look beautiful all year round so surely we should stop chopping them down. (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/19/2016 8:45:00 AM)

    Ode to a tree. (Brikkha Bandana)
    Translation from Rabindranaths Poem.

    On land and under water, it was once meaningless,
    seasons were meaningless -
    the first music was the rustling of your branches,
    it was also the awareness of the breeze,
    The energy from the suns rays produced the
    beauty of the branches on the dead earth.
    Apsaras blinked and thundered in the clouds to
    turn the moisture into a dance of rain.
    You drank the elixir of rain and made leaves
    and flowers to make the evergreen picture of earth.
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  • (8/17/2016 11:07:00 PM)


    I never ever grow tired of reading this timeless poem. Nature, in all its beauty and chaos, in all its serenity and fury, is poetry personified on infinite levels. It is a paradox that, while the poet — the brilliant and tragic Joyce Kilmer — "defers" to the greatness of nature and its creator, God, it is indeed the poet iand the poem that are of the same nature and guided by the same creator. (Report) Reply



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