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Analysis and comments on Trees by Joyce Kilmer

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Comment 10 of 160, added on January 7th, 2005 at 10:40 PM.

So I was talking to my mom last night about this poetry project I have to
do for English... and my mom suggested I use one my my great, great
grandfather. At first I was sort of rude to her, having no idea that he
would be famous, and I told her that I would pass on the idea. After
telling me I was named after him, She told me to look Joyce Kilmer up on
google. Sure enough, I did. And sure, enough, I... Kimberly Joyce Devitt...
am the great great granddaughter of Joyce Kilmer. HOW COOL!

Kimberly Joyce from United States
Comment 9 of 160, added on December 30th, 2004 at 10:42 AM.

"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer has always been a favorite of mine since memorizing
it in grammer school in the early 1940's. I have also sung it as a vocal
solo several times. At that time I had little knowledge of the lasting
effects that the thoughts and maxims of the old poets would convey to me
throughout my life. We thought then that it was only a task to perform to
get a passing mark. Little did we know the lasting effect that the poet's
thoughts would have on our lives. While reading poetry is not my favorite
pastime, the poems that we memorized in our youth have been a lasting

Les T from United States
Comment 8 of 160, added on December 28th, 2004 at 1:19 PM.

First heard this poem at summer camp about 1961- The first couple of lines
have never left me. To read the complete poem was like seeing an old

sheila from United States
Comment 7 of 160, added on December 7th, 2004 at 3:46 AM.

Is a beautiful poem. Read it during my schooldays - but remember still the
lyrical beauty of the words.

shailja from India
Comment 6 of 160, added on November 16th, 2004 at 1:48 PM.

Went to visit my grandfather today at a nursing home in VA....he's 91 years
young! He was looking out the window and shared this poem with me. Said he
learned it as a young boy in school. I learned it as well! A precious
memory for me!!

Mary T. from United States
Comment 5 of 160, added on November 9th, 2004 at 3:42 PM.

The first time I ever heard this poem was on a Disney movie! Um, I think it
is called 'Melody Time', it is sung on there. Later that day I heard my
husband reciting the poem word for word. It seems that he has loved the
poem ever since grade school, when he first heard it, and even though he
just barely heard me play the movie for the kids, it sparked his memory of
the poem. It really is beautiful! And to hear my husband, as big and gruff
as he is, recite such a lovely and flowing poem, is miraculous!

Juno from United States
Comment 4 of 160, added on November 7th, 2004 at 9:49 PM.

this porm was certainley written by joyce kilmer although there may be some
similarities to other poems, it is one of a kind. I am pretty sure that
this poem is complete. My grandmother, born in 1910 ( 94 and still alive)
recites this poem often to me. I have never heard more lines then what is
posted here. She has the whole thing memorized and even sings it too!

Tess from United States
Comment 3 of 160, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 6:22 PM.

I'm doing a funeral this Friday for aman who loved trees and asked that
this poem be read during his memorial service. Can anyone else tell me
anything a about this author? Is there another verse beyond what's in the

Thanks for any help you might provide.

Dearborn Congregational Church, REv. Carlson

Rev. Carlson from United States
Comment 2 of 160, added on October 15th, 2004 at 2:10 PM.

I always thought this was written by Robert Frost?
is there another poem that uses the line I've never seen a poem as lovely
as a tree?

Rev Anne from United States
Comment 1 of 160, added on September 25th, 2004 at 9:52 PM.

We were required to learn this poem in school. I remember it as being
written by Longfellow. Did he write one like this?

Donna Stenwall from United States

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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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