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First Line: I think that I shall never see / a poem lovely as a tree
Last Line: But only god can make a tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce
Subject(s): Animals; Courage; Environment; Faith; Gardens & Gardening; Holidays; Religion; Soldiers; Travel; Trees; World War I; Valor; Bravery; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Belief; Creed; Theology; Journeys; Trips; First World War

(For Mrs. Henry Mills Alden)

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.

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