TRAVEL & POETRY: Trees by Joyce Kilmer

TREES

by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

a

Malacapas, Pangasinan PH (April 2016)

 

A  tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

b

Villa Balinmanok Resort, Dasol Pangasinan PH (April 2016)

 

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

Tambobong White Beach Dasol, Pangasinan April 2016

Tambobong White Beach @ Dasol, Pangasinan (April 2016)

 

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

d

Photo Credit: Dennis Llante

 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

e

Kiltepan Peak, Sagada PH (May 2011)

 

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

f

Anguib Beach @ Tuguegarao City, PH (April 2012)

 

I will be very sad to wake up to a day with no trees left.
Honoring one of my favorite poems as a kid.
Honoring Joyce Kilmer.
Honoring individuals who take care of trees and/or will take care of them.
To Sally Torreliza-Derecho who nominated me in the Nature Photo Challenge, I may have not followed the chain but it doesn’t make me any less of a nature advocate. Thanks for the nomination. Your photo entries are beautiful!

To all, next time you see a tree, pay attention. Love it and it will love you back selflessly.

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