Thursday, March 28, 2013

Arbor Day Poetry Contest

119. Trees

By Joyce Kilmer, 1886-1918

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

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
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.

Berkshire Conservation District is hosting an Arbor Day poetry contest for children and young adults grades 4 through 12. Poems are due on Arbor Day, April 27th. Go to our website for more details:

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