Theory:

TREES:
 
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 KILMER
Summary:
 
The poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer praises trees for the lovely advantages and blessings they bestow on human kind. He compares the tree to a beautiful poem. A poem is a creation from the inspiration that arises in the poet's mind. Likewise, the tree is also an amazing creation. He says that tree are the best poems one can ever see in his life. He compares the roots to the tree's mouth that is pressed against the earth's surface. He compares the way the tree faces the sky to it looking at God, and its branches pointed upwards to the tree praying to God with its hands lift up. The birds making nest is like an adornment on the trees' hair in summer. The tree saves up snow and rain drops in its leaves, thereby establishing an intimate relationship with them. He says that poems can be made by any fool, but a great thing as a tree can be made only by a divine being like God.