I can’t believe it’s been five years since I launched this blog focused entirely on poetry for young people. Thank you, readers, for your support and encouragement. I have learned so much from taking on this medium and from you all. The poetry community is such a wonderful place to play!
So what is the traditional fifth anniversary gift? Wood! To celebrate my anniversary, I’ve created a “mash up” of two of my favorite “tree” poems, with apologies to Joyce Kilmer (“Trees”) and Robert Frost (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”). Wishing you all a bit of shade this summer!
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree;
A tree that looks at God all day,
The darkest evening of the year;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Who intimately lives with rain.
Whose woods these are I think I know.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Posting by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2011. All rights reserved.