posted on May, 2 2012 @ 02:04 PM
This man is simply amazing and should be an inspiration to us all.
When I was a child in the 50's there was a holiday in this country
called Arbor Day. Every one was to plant a tree on this day. It brought my
atention to the joys and wonders of nature. Since my childhood I have planted
a tree everywhere we lived. We now have 2 acres in the country that we turned
into a miniature pine forest. It's such a joy to see the animals enjoy this little sanctuary.
Here is a simple and beautiful poem that some of you may recognize.
by Alfred 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 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.