Frank’s theme this week is Trees.
I wrote a post on trees way back in February 2015 as the song ‘Trees’ was one of my dad’s favourites.
Sadly this was not ‘I talk to the trees’ from the film Paint your Wagon which I can play, but a song recorded by Perry Como. Mum managed to get the sheet music and I asked a guy in a music shop to play it for me so that I could learn it by ear, but I never mastered it and it remains one of my musical regrets.
This version is by Mario Lanza
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.
Poem by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Music written in 1922 by Oscar Rasbash
I have several pictures of the woods already recycled into my blog, but I haven’t used this one very often
We discovered it on one of our ‘exploration’ walks in the woods, tucked neatly away off the usual paths.
I wrote this poem for it, entitled
Both torso and headless,
Tangled limbs, arms and legs,
Reaching, touching, stretching
Out into the void
From the bowels of the woodland –
Unseen, undiscovered, unspoilt.