The Fair Have borough council  is working on a new version of the town’s tree ordinance, which restricts a property owner’s right to cut trees on his/her own private property. It used to be that a man’s home was his castle. I the  remember the public speaking course I took at Rutgers many years ago, and being impressed after reading William Pitt (Pitt the Elder) who put it so well: “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail – its roof might shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – but the King of England cannot enter.”

So today let’s spend a little time thinking about the poem written by New Brunswick native Joyce Kilmer:


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.
Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, SRES
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760(732) 239-0739  (cell)    (732) 530-6686 (office)

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4 Responses to Trees

  1. Beautifully written.
    Hope you like my poems. 🙂

  2. Bindu says:

    Read that poem just two days back. Good one.

  3. Pingback: It’s Arbor Day- Plant a Tree! | Rumson Fair Haven Home

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