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Joyce Kilmer
(1886-1918) born on
Dec 06
US poet. He is best known for his nature poems, including "Trees," 1913; killed in WW I.
         
   
F
I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

R
The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.
A
It is stern work, it is perilous work to thrust your hand in the sun
And pull out a spark of immortal flame to warm the hearts of men.
N
For nothing keeps a poet
In his high singing mood
Like unappeasable hunger
For unattainable food.
K
There is no peace to be taken
With poets who are young,
For they worry about the wars to be fought
and the songs that must be sung.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Trees," 1913.
R: "Joy."
A: "The Proud Poet."
N: "Apology."
K: "Old Poets;" Kilmer died at the age of 32 in WW I.
   


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