Thursday, February 21, 2008

I think that I shall never see...

Joyce Kilmer

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.

I think it's entirely possible that my regular readers have noticed I really love trees. So I was really excited about today's theme on Etsy. The blue trees are by CrutchfieldCreative. Sorry, Crutch, the trees are the only thing I appreciate in your store, but if I had an extra $100 lying around I would totally buy them.

I'm also a fan of this shirt, by Rabbit Stew, but only in aqua. The other one's just seem a bit off to me.
In any case, I'm much more likely to be sporting this sometime soon - since it only costs $22 and I need some new shirts anyhow.

I'm also a fan of this fridge art set by inmybackyard.

The slide mounts look oh-so modern and completely unlike the usual plastic tackiness of kitchen magnets. Plus, they've got pictures
of trees! How happy is that?

I really don't like the collection of patches also being sold by inmypackyard. And the other magnets are so-so.

But I do think that this random scarf is completely adorable and I would wear it any day, if I didn't have a policy against paying $22 for a scarf - but it's really cute.

Suprise Finds also have a ton of tree cards and photo prints. Very pretty. Very worth checking out (so click on the link).

However, my most favorite art object from the entire collection is by KeelyB, who makes lovely pendants (not all of trees) from small art, wire, and glass.

The featured pendant was quite nice with it's violet branches, but the one I adore is this little, red watercolor tree.

It's entirely likely that I will order this one before the day is out.


Emily said...

Trees! I get excited, too. It's weird. I used to like poetry in hs and undergrad, but not much anymore. But the poem you posted increases today's warm fuzzies.

Melody said...

I've never like poetry much at all...except for some Emily Dickenson and the comedic brilliance of Bill Waterson...and I'm not even entirely a fan of that poem...but I'm definately in love with parts of it.

Emily said...

Calvin & Hobbes was my fav when I was younger!

Melody said...

Mine too, well one of them - I love comics. I wanted to write comics till I got to college.

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