Valentine’s Day is a day for love. One of the ways in which we express love is via the sharing of words, especially poems. Right up my alley! As our biggest love at CLC Tree Services is with trees, what better way to express our appreciation and love of them, than by a few poems and quotes about love, trees and the life that exists between them.
“What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants the friend of sun and sky;
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high, he plants a home to heaven anigh.
For song and mother-croon of bird, in hushed and happy twilight heard –
The treble of heaven’s harmony.
These things he plants who plants a tree.”
~ Henry Cuyler Bunner, the Heart of the Tree
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.”
~ Candy Polgar
“To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them — the whole leaf and root tribe.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
“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.”
~ Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914
Happy Valentine’s day!