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Poem by Madison Julius Cawein


"Trees," so he said and laid him lovingly
At a great beech-tree's root, "are my best friends.
Upon their love it seems my life depends.
No dog or woman for me! Give me a tree!
In winter saying, ' Courage! hold to me!'
In spring, ' Look up! hope's here, and winter ends!'
In summer, 'Come! here's peace that naught transcends
In autumn, ' See! the dreams I bring to thee!'
Why, I have loved a tree until for me
It had a soul. And as the Greeks believed
So I believe: that in each dwells a life,
Lovely, ecstatic, that some man may see
Take on material form, and, so perceived,
Hold him for aye.... That's why I have no wife."

Madison Julius Cawein

Madison Julius Cawein's other poems:
  1. Hackelnberg
  2. Her Eyes
  3. Kentucky
  4. Pause
  5. Pictured

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Bliss Carman Trees ("In the Garden of Eden, planted by God")
  • Joyce Kilmer Trees ("(For Mrs. Henry Mills Alden)")

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