Sunday, 01 February 2015

A Poem As Lovely As A Tree

Tu B'shvat is around the corner. How about creating a poeTREE contest dedicated to trees?

Need inspiration? Have a look at some of Israel's most outstanding trees.

This Atlantic Pistachio tree stands in the Kadesh Valley in the Upper Galillee. It's a true beauty and a great picnic spot.

Olive trees abound in Israel, but this tree located at Ein-Al-Asad on Mount Meron is a special one standing in an old field between two Druze villages.


A tree with true character, this sycamore tree which stands in Netanya, has turned into tree playground!

Finally, a tree growing in the desert. This twisted acacia tree is located near Sede Boker in the Negev -- the Kibbutz that Israel's first prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, called home.



Want to read more about these trees and see others? Click here.

Now to our poeTREE contest. I'll leave you with another inspiration starting point. It's a perennial penned by Joyce Klime.


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.

Joyce Kilme


All tree photo credits