I was first introduced to the the lines of the famous Joyce Kilmer, ” I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree…” —I hate to say it— from an episode of “Little Rascals”. The character Alfalfa was reciting or singing it in part. But you see, I never forgot its sentiments:
Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s 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.