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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 30 of 160, added on August 11th, 2005 at 10:13 PM.

I learned this poem in grade school. "Trees" on its own is beautiful, we
can all appreciate its imagery. Knowing that its author was killed in
combat makes the poem and its beauty, "tragically" beautiful, yet sad with
the loss of the author's life. It makes me sad to think of how wonderful
our world would be if such people did not die young, but lived their full
lives.

Dennis St Clair from United States
Comment 29 of 160, added on August 11th, 2005 at 1:23 PM.

I remember learning this poem in school when I was very young. It was such
a touching poem that I never forgot it. I remember reciting the lines from
this poem; it seemed to make everything alright and brought such a warmth
to my heart and tears to my eyes. We are the lucky ones to have such
beautiful creations, which God created for us to enjoy. I have been
thinking about this poem for a long time and I finally found it. Now I can
enjoy it and teach my children and grandchildren what love is.

Thank you,

Carolyn from United States
Comment 28 of 160, added on August 11th, 2005 at 1:23 PM.

I remember learning this poem in school when I was very young. It was such
a touching poem that I never forgot it. I remember saying the lines from
this poem;it seemed to make everything alright and brought a warmth to my
heart and tears to my eyes. We are the lucky ones to have such beautiful
trees to enjoy. I have been thinking about this poem and I finally found
it and will hang it in my home, so I can teach my children and
grandchildren what love is.

Thank you,

Carolyn Randall from United States
Comment 27 of 160, added on July 31st, 2005 at 9:35 PM.

I have an enormous Eastern Cottonwood tree in my yard and my elderly
neighbor hates it...he complains about the mess it makes and is constantly
telling me to have it removed...it's the most amazing tree and I love
it...one day I took a picture of the tree and made it a bit transparent and
imposed this poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer over it and am contemplating
giving it to my neighbor...it may not help but I feel the need to share
this poem with my neighbor...take a look...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/awaight/FromFostertoRaWithLove.jpg



Annie from United States
Comment 26 of 160, added on July 22nd, 2005 at 11:35 PM.

We all learnt this "off by heart", as we said then, when I was a kid. So
did all the other kids my age in Australia. It's one of the few poems that
I can still recite. Thank you for including it here.

Frankie from Australia
Comment 25 of 160, added on July 12th, 2005 at 5:54 PM.

I loved this poem, like most, since childhood. It was Alfalfa recitation
on The Little Rascals that did it for me. My father also would recite this
to my siblings and me.

felicia from United States
Comment 24 of 160, added on July 10th, 2005 at 12:02 AM.

As a child I grew with this poem tatooted on my mind, I would read it
everyday when I was about 5 years old, knowing he was a soldier at war but
still had the courage to see the beauty of the things around him, I admire
his strenght and ability to see things clearly.. I live in a place where
there are many trees and every time I hear his poem it makes me smile
knowing that I dont live in a time where these trees can only be remembered
as pictures on walls or backrounds on photos. This poem will remind me and
probably a lot more people about our natures beauty. We should remember we
shouldn't spoil God's gift for we're not sure when he'll take these gifts
away.. I'm not sure how anyone could forget such a wonderfully written poem
and never remember it again.

Quina Baterna from Philippines
Comment 23 of 160, added on June 5th, 2005 at 5:25 PM.

A POAM AS LOVELY AS A TREE - WOW!

BILL AIKENS from United States
Comment 22 of 160, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 6:09 PM.

Kilmer was a soldier. He fought with valour as a sergeant in the
American Expeditionary Force during World War I and saw the horrors of that
Great War.
Yet he was unbowed. He still knew beauty and lyric, gifts easily lost
in war. He wrote this poem, perhaps, as the samurai composed haiku before
going into battle.

Brendan Webber from Canada
Comment 21 of 160, added on May 29th, 2005 at 8:19 AM.

This poem has lasted almost 100 years and still connects with our hearts
when we read it. There is a huge Garry Oak near my house that caused me to
remember this poem which I had not read for many years. So happy to see it
is on the Internet!!!

Julie Morgana from Canada

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