The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94186   Message #2832571
Posted By: Artful Codger
07-Feb-10 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: A passing thought on Kilmer's "Trees"
I wonder just how many trees
Were felled so cheap anthologies
Could serve up Kilmer's lesser art
To kids who couldn't give a fig.
Does no one see the irony:
To desecrate a stately tree
So minor poets can extoll
Its virtues on its pulpèd bole?

If, by misfortune, one should see
A poem like "Trees", sing-song and twee,
Please, shred the pap and then re-pulp it--
Or, better: pulverize the culprit.

Ecologically yours...