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

(Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), U.S. poet. Poetry (Chicago, Aug. 1913). Trees, Trees and Other Poems (1914). Ogden Nash wrote a riposte: "I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all." (Song of the Open Road in Happy Days, 1933).)
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

(Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), poet. Trees (l. 11-12). . . World's Best Loved Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1927) Harper & Row.)