Thursday, August 2, 2007



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;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer
(This is a poem that my mother in law shared with me this evning...she let me know that it was one that she memorized in school)

I must say..that I like it too. :0)
~The Garden Goose~


2 LMZ FARMS said...

Really enjoyed all those poems. It seems I must have skipped school when we had to recite poems. I was known to skip Rather been riding horses or dipping into a lake than sitting in a classroom. HOpe you and yours have a blessed day.

michele said...

Tina that is one of my favorite poems & I remember it from school and Sunday school also. Poetry is so beautiful isn't it? One night in 1998 we were in Georgia & I hated it there so much. I could think of nothing but getting my yankee butt back up north. I sat and wrote poems about Tea, I adore tea & all that goes with it and wrote from 3 in the afternoon until 5 am the next morning. All poems, all on Tea. I figure one day I'll put a little Tea book of poetry together.

GardenGoose said...

Hi Laura,
glad you enjoyed the poems. Hope you had a great day today too.
hugs, Tina

Hi Michele,
So nice to see you visited with me.
Hope all is going well with you.
Oh the tea poems sound very nice.
I hope you do get around to making that book one day.
Thanks for visiting.
hugs to you,

Miss Paula said...

I like this poem. To always be lifting our hands to Jesus...oh to be a tree.

GardenGoose said...

Hi there Miss Paula,
So nice to have you visit with me.
Will you be creating a blog soon so that we might visit with you?
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Chas said...

Beautiful!! That is one I will have to read to my children! Thank you for sharing!
Also, thank you for commenting on my blog and for adding it to your list... that was so sweet of you! :) I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend and I will be back for another visit soon!
Blessings to you!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh my goodness- another one of my favorites!
This one makes me want to go out and hug a tree!

La Tea Dah said...

My mother used to quote this very same verse to me as well. I'd forgotten --- thanks for sharing!

GardenGoose said...

Hello Chas and Regina! Welcome to my little spot on the web. So glad that you enjoyed the poems! Have a lovely weekend..and hey...remember to hug a tree.:0)
hugs to ya,

GardenGoose said...

Hello la tea dah..and welcome to my blog! So glad to have you visit..and glad that you enjoyed the poem.