Arbor Day 2016

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

Today is celebrated as Arbor Day, although not many people will take notice. When I was growing up (a long time ago, I know) Arbor Day was celebrated in schools, and teachers always taught us about and recited Joyce Kilmer’s poem, “Trees”, which he wrote while a student at Rutgers. The poem supposedly was inspired by a 200-year-old white oak on the Douglass College campus.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast.

We have lots of trees in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, and they can be beautiful any time of the year. Take a walk through Fair Haven Fields any day and you’ll see what I mean. I have some beautiful trees on the property of my Fair Haven home, and on this Arbor Day I’ll share some photos of those trees with you. The captions are the words from Joyce Kilmer’s poem.

A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray.

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.

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of Robins in her hair.

Cardinal from Kitchen Window

Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.

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.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

If you can’t get to Fair Haven Fields, just take a ride down River Road, or for that matter just about any street in Rumson or Fair Haven. Dogwoods, cherry trees and lots of other varieties are in bloom now. Enjoy them now and throughout the year. 

Len

Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
Broker-Salesperson
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760

(732) 239-0739  (cell)    (732) 530-6686 (office)

ldunikoski@dianeturton.com

http://www.rumsonfairhavenhome.com

@ListWithLen

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Fair Haven Local Expert, Fair Haven New Jersey real estate, Fair Haven Real Estate, Fair Haven Realator, Homes in Fair Haven, Homes in Rumson, Rumson Fair Haven Real Estate and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Arbor Day 2016

  1. PAM says:

    BEAUTIFUL POST!

    Pam

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s