Tree Poems

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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.


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by Bill Knott

From the trees the leaves came down
until we joined hands with a wand
and that act enabled them
somehow then to reach the ground

where they scuttered round our feet
urging the latter to unite
with a baton as if that act
together with the hands can clasp


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by Anne Brontë

How brightly glistening in the sun
The woodland ivy plays!
While yonder beeches from their barks
Reflect his silver rays.
That sun surveys a lovely scene
From softly smiling skies;
And wildly through unnumbered trees
The wind of winter sighs:

Now loud, it thunders o'er my head,


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by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Let them bury your big eyes
In the secret earth securely,
Your thin fingers, and your fair,
Soft, indefinite-colored hair,—
All of these in some way, surely,
From the secret earth shall rise;
Not for these I sit and stare,
Broken and bereft completely;
Your young flesh that sat so neatly
On your little bones will sweetly


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by Robert Browning


Said Abner, ''At last thou art come! Ere I tell, ere thou speak,
''Kiss my cheek, wish me well!'' Then I wished it, and did kiss his cheek.
And he, ''Since the King, O my friend, for thy countenance sent,
''Neither drunken nor eaten have we; nor until from his tent
''Thou return with the joyful assurance the King liveth yet,
''Shall our lip with the honey be bright, with the water be wet.
''For out of the black mid-tent's silence, a space of three days,
''Not a sound hath escaped to thy servants, of prayer nor of praise,


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To Love A Tree Is But To Love Yourself
by Pijush Biswas

They were boys, curious 'bout oranges
While these ripe, and time to grasp
Thus days go on
Until at least the days come,
While at least no a bar works fine

They spend whole the year,
So full of love of the dear trees;
So the day can't be a vain one
From them,


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Tough Tree
by Ayatullah Nurjati

The dry leaves are shaken off by the wind
The wind softly whispered in the tired of the dizzy climate
The land regenerates willingly on the animals that inhabit it
The leaves are ready and willing to be eaten by insects, worms and slugs

Trees that soar high reaching the sky have been tested by various storms as if they are still strong even though they are old but still protect every habitat below
His organs seemed willing to die and regenerate because that was the sacrifice of his life
When the harvest season arrives, it's not uncommon for him to be stoned or his
branches deliberately broken to get something, but he still reciprocates by giving the fruits he produces.


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World's Wine Drinks Dry Desire
by Ayatullah Nurjati

The tree dangles in all directions
Lush and green leaves seem to be in sync with the landscape amidst the bustle
of the city noise flanked by high-rise buildings
The ripe fruit seems appetizing to be enjoyed instantly
The air was now already felt stifling chest

Indeed, this city glistens with splendor similar to the composition of wine which is
the prima donna for its enthusiasts
The colors green, red, purple are good when the raw materials turn into wine,
they are only social starification and markers for the producing trees, similar to


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It Grew on Me
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I was a fashionable horticulturist, for elegant flowers keep eternally in style,
Like the saffron sun, coming and going, always causing dark skies to smile.

Plants were a jade preoccupation, long before glad days of my rosy career,
Filled with such mystery and magic, bringing rare surprises year after year.

My fascinated friends adored my garden, at the corner of Violet and Green,
Visiting an August of creamy asters, after a showy, July 'falling star' scene.

My oaken door was always open, to the fine family of my affectionate heart,


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An Old Fashioned Love
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I was a dedicated, expert arborist, bringing joy and comfort to shady spaces,
As mountains give cool joy to blooms, in butterscotch afternoon's last traces.

A love of trees grew in youth, when climbing our oak, four hundred years old,
Then having fun in my tree house, soaked in fervor of sunshine uncontrolled.

I kept gnarled, graceful trees healthy, giving pleasure and beauty to big eyes,
In the greenest possible idle fashion, like the plummy sunrise, full of surprise.

Good friends and I picnicked under its limbs, as it was still in the noble family,


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Popular Famous Poets about Tree
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson (41 poems about Tree)
    November 13, 1850 / Edinburgh, Scotland - December 3, 1894 / Vailima, Samoa
  • Henry Wadswor Longfellow
    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (40 poems about Tree)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost (34 poems about Tree)
    March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (31 poems about Tree)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell (29 poems about Tree)
    9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925 / Boston, Massachusetts
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning (27 poems about Tree)
    1812-1889 / London / England
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Rainer Maria Rilke (21 poems about Tree)
    4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic
  • John Clare
    John Clare (19 poems about Tree)
    13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield (19 poems about Tree)
    14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923 / Wellington
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (15 poems about Tree)
    Samuel Coleridge] (1772-1834 / Devon / England
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  • rye .
    rye . (1 poems about Tree)
    October 16, 1999- India