Thursday, June 26, 2008

More bark

Free tree hair from Curious Kitties!

Yah. I'm posting again because I went and got Curious Kitties' new free tree hair. It reminds me of the dubious poetry of my fellow Rutgers graduate, Joyce Kilmer:

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.

Why this poem is famous is beyond me, but damn does it stick in the head.


Nivaya Barbosa said...

People like poems that rhyme
It's been said many a...time....
Poems...don't...have to rhyme...

/me dies, that was too much effort even rhyming rhyme with rhyme :(

Alyx Sands said...

Hm, elementary school poetry....and THAT one is famous? I once wrote a short story in the vein of Lovecraft with a tree that had real mouths and that came alive in a tried to eat the protagonist. (Okay, so it was a cheap rip-off of Lovecraft...but I was only 16 when I wrote it...and it was one of my first proper short stories that I wrote in English)

Ketsy said...

Great Pictures....& Poetry.
I would love to know who made that bikini outfit.

~ Ketsy

Auntykuro said...

Niv -- ahahahaha...yes. oh god, i always think of that poem as the worst of rhyming poetry.

alyx -- for some reason, or maybe it's only famous at rutgers. :D i wanna see :D

jhuzen -- the bikini is from Chaospire, an awesome shop.

olivia connaught said...

aww, i heart that poem for totally sentimental reasons. there's a singsongy soothingness to it that forever reminds me of one of my favoritest alzheimers clients ever... she thrived on rhymes and the kilmer poem was one of her memorized specialties. that, and "who has seen the wind? / neither you nor i. / but when the trees bow down their heads / the wind is passing by."

Auntykuro said...

Awww, that's a really lovely memory, Olivia. Thanks for telling me.

Creamy Cooljoke said...

Thank you for teling me about this hair Ach. It's almost like this hair was created with that poem in mind. Beautiful!

Alyx Sands said...

*goes to rummage in her "papers" (i.e. huge pile of stuff)to find the story*

Yes, if I ever find it again, I would have to actually type it!