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Q: Literature ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Literature
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: guerramarne-ga
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Posted: 06 Nov 2002 20:42 PST
Expires: 06 Dec 2002 20:42 PST
Question ID: 100906
What is the name of the poem about a tree that starts with:
There's nothing lovelier than a tree..
Subject: Re: Literature
Answered By: krobert-ga on 06 Nov 2002 20:58 PST
I believe that you are referring to Joyce Kilmer's appropriately
titled poem "Trees".

You may find it at both reference 1 and 2 (see the bottom of the
answer for references).

Let me know if this is the poem that you are referring to.

Best Regards,



1) Kilmer's Trees

2) Joyce Kilmer's Trees

3) Poetry of Joyce Kilmer, full-text; at

Clarification of Answer by krobert-ga on 06 Nov 2002 21:05 PST
oops... you can find it in reference 1, 2, AND 3.

Subject: Re: Literature
From: rbnn-ga on 06 Nov 2002 21:04 PST
Ogden Nash has a hilarious parody of this.
Subject: Re: Literature
From: ephraim-ga on 07 Nov 2002 08:18 PST
Just for fun --

Columbia University's Philolexian Society has an annual event called
the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest. It's in NYC, most likely
some time in November. Their site doesn't list the exact date for this
year's event, but here are two links that might shed some light:


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