The Joyce Kilmer Tree in New York City's Central Park, located near several World War I monuments. This tree which was planted after Kilmer's death is not one of the many trees claimed to be the inspiration for the poem
The poem Trees was written by Joyce Kilmer in 1914. This Poem is what made him so popular and great. The author compared the tree with a woman. And because the tree was made by God, they are all linked. God is the creator of the universe. The poem talks about the tree and how it is hungry, taking the moister from the ground. The tree gets it nourishment from the ground and flourishes just as a baby gets its nourishment from its mother. God is the one who made everything including the tree, the tree represents life and how lovely it can be, as lovely as a tree. The branches reaching out towards the heavens are a symbol of humanities faith in God. The robin’s nest in the tree represents protection, home, life and family. Sometimes life can have its good times and bad, but letting people help you and be involved in your life leaves you vulnerable to intimacy with others. The end of the poem expresses that people are human and make mistakes and live their lives as well as they can. People can plant seeds and nourish growth. But God is the only creator in the universe. It is only God who can make a tree and control creation to its fullest.
The text of the poem is simply described as, “Nature is much more beautiful than art, because God creates nature and people create art.” This is a quote that I found that summarizes the meaning of the poem Trees. It is true that God has created a beautiful universe. We as followers were put on earth to live, and respect his creations. We at times try to reproduce and change God’s creation, but we never get it perfect because God is the only creator of the heavens and the earth.