Who is Joyce Kilmer
Joyce Kilmer, born in 1886, was an American poet and journalist known for his lyrical and sentimental poetry. His work captured the essence of nature and the beauty of everyday life, earning him a place among the most celebrated poets in American literature. Despite his short life, Kilmer’s impact on the world of poetry continues to be felt today.
His verses, rooted in traditional poetic forms, are a testament to his unwavering belief in the power of language and the importance of preserving nature. Kilmer began from humble beginnings in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His journey in life came to an untimely death during World War I. Kilmer’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and poetic brilliance.
Through his timeless words, Kilmer still manages to evoke a sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around us, making him a beloved figure in the realm of literature.
The poem “Trees”
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.