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Thread: The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

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    Default The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

    I think most of you would love this book. It began as a short story but so many folk believed it that the Story grew and grew. The writing was so convincing.
    It is beautifully written and illustrated - a real treasure to have and hold.

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    In praise of Silver Darlings recommendation.

    Trees

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

    A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
    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 (1886-1918)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavenderblue2 View Post
    In praise of Silver Darlings recommendation.

    Trees

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

    A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
    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 (1886-1918)
    LB, that is a winner in my book, kind of a forgotten favourite. Do I take it you know Sd's recommendation?


    "A family tree can wither if nobody tends it's roots"

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    Default Trees

    Trees
    written by Susan Chirnside,
    Caerleon Secondary School.

    Standing straight and tall
    Flowing and dancing
    With the wind,
    Waltzing and curtsying,
    Moving elegantly,
    Proud and peaceful,
    Tiny green leaves
    Twinkling in the sunlight,
    The sun throwing shadows on the trunk,
    Ivy creeping up the bark,
    Leaves of rich velvety green,
    Furry and shiny,
    Their broad limbs swaying
    By a glistening river bed,
    The sky, powdery and fluffy
    And as soft as satin.
    The tree sways to a
    Silent stillness.




    Can't you just see it, smell it?
    Thank you LB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingetter View Post
    LB, that is a winner in my book, kind of a forgotten favourite. Do I take it you know Sd's recommendation?

    No but I intend to read it...I noticed that a certain website had it secondhand for only 49p plus p&p of course.

    Glad you liked the poem.

    LB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Darlings View Post
    Trees
    written by Susan Chirnside,
    Caerleon Secondary School.

    Standing straight and tall
    Flowing and dancing
    With the wind,
    Waltzing and curtsying,
    Moving elegantly,
    Proud and peaceful,
    Tiny green leaves
    Twinkling in the sunlight,
    The sun throwing shadows on the trunk,
    Ivy creeping up the bark,
    Leaves of rich velvety green,
    Furry and shiny,
    Their broad limbs swaying
    By a glistening river bed,
    The sky, powdery and fluffy
    And as soft as satin.
    The tree sways to a
    Silent stillness.




    Can't you just see it, smell it?
    Thank you LB
    I can that! Another beautiful tree poem SD.

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    Themes

    It's not a bad idea to have a theme - like trees for instance - and see what happens when we shake our own creative trees. Comparisons can be useful.
    My own tree poem posted early on in this board's life (http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?t=13233) and the above makes me feel we could have a good harvest.


    "A family tree can wither if nobody tends it's roots"

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