For Love of Trees

Love of Trees

This piece of digital art was created from a photo of a very mossy forest. I used to the Mirror Effect gizmo that PicMonkey’s just introduced, then adjusted the colour with the “Sweethearts” section of Themes which are found right down the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side.

Then I remembered “Trees” as sung by Paul Robeson, the great African-American activist and singer which seemed to fit the artwork (and because I love Robeson’s deep bass voice).

The poem was written by Alfred Joyce Kilmer, who published as Joyce Kilmer. Here are the words:

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.

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