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"The heart of the tree"

The Heart of the Tree
Henry Cuyler Bunner

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants a friend of sun and sky;
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high;
He plants a home to heaven anigh;
For song and mother-croon of bird
In hushed and happy twilight heard—
The treble of heaven’s harmony—
These things he plants who plants a tree.

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again;
He plants the glory of the plain;
He plants the forest’s heritage;
The harvest of a coming age;
The joy that unborn eyes shall see—
These things he plants who plants a tree.

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants, in sap and leaf and wood,
In love of home and loyalty
And far-cast thought of civic good—
His blessings on the neighborhood,
Who in the hollow of His hand
Holds all the growth of all our land—
A nation’s growth from sea to sea
Stirs in his heart who plants a tree.
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Boro said:

Bien vu !!! Joli texte
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Plooifiets said:

Well seen! (and written).
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Malik Raoulda said:

Un beau texte très révélateur ++++++
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Marie-claire Gallet said:

Bien vu, Elena ***********************
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Ghislaine Girardot said:

Marqué à jamais .... belle prise et beau texte !!
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Cämmerer zu Nau said:

Ein harzig- herziger Baum
8 months ago ( translate )

Pat Del said:

Excellent texte que celui qui accompagne le coeur de cet arbre !!
8 months ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

A great find and a charming photo.
8 months ago

Ulrich John said:

Very well seen, Elena !
8 months ago ( translate )

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

magnifique ainsi que le texte !********************
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Betty【ツ】 said:

Joli coup d’œil !****
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ROL/Photo said:

Bien vu... un coeur s'estompe
7 months ago ( translate )