Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

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.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trees

  1. Jackie says:

    I remember learning this poem.

  2. I think these poems are lovely, Di, both of them.

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