My 30-day commitment to do something new.

Commitment: Do something new for 30 days. What the hell, do something new that scares the shit out of me for 30 days.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 14-Tree Hugging Belly

photo by Connor Kloster © 2011 - All rights reserved

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
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 blossom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems were made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.

-Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer wrote this poem just a few miles from where I grew up. He wasn't writing about one particular tree but about trees in general. Trees of my childhood. Maple trees, Oak trees and Birch trees.

And yes, I cheated today. This was taken the day before. But for the record, I did take a picture of my belly yesterday, it just wasn't as nice as this ones that Connor has been taking. It is hard taking a picture of yourself hugging a tree.

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