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Trees and Other Poems

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Author: Joyce Kilmer
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 492
mnybks.net#: 4099
Genre: Poetry
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es on the ground,
They roll and bound
And scattered, rest.
Now with what zest
He runs to find his errant wealth again!

So unto men
Doth God, depriving that He may bestow.
Fame, health and money go,
But that they may, new found, be newly sweet.
Yea, at His feet
Sit, waiting us, to their concealment bid,
All they, our lovers, whom His Love hath hid.

Lo, comfort blooms on pain, and peace on strife,
And gain on loss.
What is the key to Everlasting Life?
A blood-stained Cross.

Trees

(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 mak

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.12.15
Maryjo Cacus
*****

I think that poems really are very beautiful and i have many of them in my yard she is a very wise poet and has beautiful poems.


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