Trees (Oscar Rasbach)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-05-02). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 76 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: This arrangement for women's voices is by Victor Harris (1869 - 1943)
First published: 1925 this arrangement.
Original text and translations
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.