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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 47 of 157, added on June 5th, 2007 at 1:48 PM.

I am caring for my 94 year old grandmother, who has alzheimers dementia,
and when she looks out my window at a lovely weeping pepper tree, she
begins reciting parts of your poem. She wasn't able to recall of the words,
so thru a search a found this lovely poem. It isn't much, but to her, it
makes her day, everyday.


Trees from United States
Comment 46 of 157, added on May 29th, 2007 at 10:04 PM.

I loved this poem! Definetly in one of my top favorites!

Cassie Smith from United States
Comment 45 of 157, added on May 21st, 2007 at 9:33 AM.

I had always that it was a beautiful poem. But I had an English professor
who said that it was a bad poem. She had picked it apart piece by piece
and pointed out all of the flaws. For instance, she pointed out how
ridiculous it was to imagine the Earth having a breast. But I believe you
shouldn't coldly analyze poetry piece by piece. You should let the poetry
take control of your emotions and let it run wild. Then you will feel what
the poet intends you to feel.

William from United States
Comment 44 of 157, added on May 16th, 2007 at 1:17 PM.

I am a University student asked to anaysises "Trees" in relataion to an
essay saying it was a 'bad' poem. Personally, i think it is beautiful and
the words flow as easily and as gently as the wind blowing through a tree.

Juliana from South Africa
Comment 43 of 157, added on April 1st, 2007 at 2:02 PM.

this poem is in my top 5 fav poems . i 1st herd about this poem from my
grandpa when looking 4 a poem 4 a project @ school. i have ben inthralled
w/ the poem ever scencce. my fav part is the vary end when Kilmer says
poems are written by fools like me but only God can make a tree.

Kristinia from United States
Comment 42 of 157, added on April 18th, 2006 at 9:13 PM.

i like that poem

zujey from New Zealand
Comment 41 of 157, added on April 6th, 2006 at 5:43 PM.

This Poem has long been a favorite of mine. I first heard it in school,many
years ago. I feel a tree is one of The most beautiful of God's creations.
Each time I look up at one it makes me want to Praise Him.

Helen Bishop from Canada
Comment 40 of 157, added on March 16th, 2006 at 6:17 AM.

Dear Mr. Kilmer

I will use your poem as one of many famous poems I use as the data source
for may dissertation. If you the readers have something to help in
perdfecting the analysis to this poem, please feel free to send them to my
email. thank you! - fstribudhisastrio@yahoo.com.sg

tri budhi sastrio from Indonesia
Comment 39 of 157, added on March 7th, 2006 at 2:26 PM.

Do you know if there is any source that might still have the music for
"Trees"? I would love to be able to get a copy for my granddaughter, a
piano student.

Yvonne Gault from United States
Comment 38 of 157, added on February 17th, 2006 at 12:18 AM.

I first discovered this poem placed under a tree at Fort Kochi, Kerala,
Southern India. Being a tree lover myself it immediately caught my
attention,and I felt that I could never have said it as well myself. It's a
lovely poem and mirrors my feelings exactly. Thankyou,

Maurice Van der Bek from Canada

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Information about Trees

Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 3. Trees
Volume: Trees and Other Poems
Year: 1914
Added: Aug 7 2004
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