Friday, April 27, 2012

National Arbor Day

“I Think That I Shall never see….”

April 27th is National Arbor Day. But -- don’t look for it next year on the 27th, because it is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April. I heartily approve of this special day to honor the Arbor Day Foundation, which was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872.

I see that there is a new children’s book out titled, “My City Tree Cares For Me,” written by Margaret Hall Spencer. You might think of buying it since all proceeds go to the Arbor Day Foundation.

One of my favorite poems, and the only one I ever memorized, is title, “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. In honor of Arbor Day, I pass it on to you.


I think that I shall never see
a thing as lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
against the sweet earth’s 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
By Lois Jamieson

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