Poetry and Trees

October is national poetry month in Great Britain. Other countries celebrate in different months. Let’s share this one throughout the world with a whimsical poem from an American poet who lost his life in France during World War I.

Join me, please, in celebrating harmony …in poets, people, and countries.



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47 thoughts on “Poetry and Trees

  1. The last two lines of the poem rocked my heart the most. For what its worth I’m born in October and so I feel proud about poem day being celebrated in October. Its a lovely short poem and By the way thanks for the likes on my blog.


  2. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    They are also home to squirrels. Yesterday, as I walked back from the library, I saw a young man chasing a squirrel. I seemed the squirrel saw it as a game. It was almost like a dog and boy playing as they went around the tree first one way and then the other. Finally, the squirrel went up the tree far enough that he could not be reached and looked back down.


  3. Thanks for checking out my blog and following! This poem makes me smile too… it has always been held up as an example of unskillfully mixed metaphors in many poetry classes I’ve taken ! πŸ™‚ But in spite of that- it still makes me smile- Namaste!


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  5. Hello Paul, This is one of my very favourite poems by an amazing poet. I adore Joyce Kilmer’s works and am happy to have found an old poetry book with works he created along with his wife as well. The lovely artwork you have here is perfect to go with this treasured poem. Thank you so much for sharing! Cheers, Gina


    • Thank you, Gina, for your kind words. A lot of folks from many different places have heard this poem and many remember it fondly. That is why I chose it for this post. Also, I looked at a lot of trees before selecting this one …thanks for noticing the correlation. πŸ˜‰ Hope all is well with you and yours. ~Paul


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