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Anita D - "Family Matters"
Kilmer is most remembered for "Trees", which has been the subject of frequent parodies and references in popular culture. Kilmer's work is often disparaged by critics and dismissed by scholars as being too simple and overly sentimental, and that his style was far too traditional and even archaic. Literary critic Guy Davenport considers it "the one poem known by practically everybody". The location for a specific tree as the possible inspiration for the poem has been claimed by several places and institutions connected to Kilmer's life; among these are Rutgers University , the University of Notre Dame , and towns across the country that Kilmer visited. However, Kilmer's eldest son, Kenton, declares that the poem does not apply to any one tree—that it could apply equally to any. According to Kilmer's oldest son, Kenton, "Trees" was written on 2 February , when the family resided in Mahwah, New Jersey , in the northwestern corner of Bergen County.
A tree is like a family it starts out very small but it soon begins to grow and the family too also grows. The tree starts out with small branches. A family ita a child. Soon the tree has been generated with new branches and too the family expands not with branches, but generations. Their both so much a like in so many ways. And generate many new branch and many more generations too come as the tree grows old some branches will die and fall off.
Prev Poem. Next Poem. Trees are like families: if the roots are not preserved or firmly planted, it will die, like a plant that turns black when not watered If the roots are deep, it will go on; it will survive it is essential for the tree to survive and the family to go on. A newborn baby; their seeds carry pieces of the past, creating a new future, a mixture of the old to create the new Many saplings, all different Many siblings, none the same Haunted by dreams that turn to truths a child awakes in the night after a nightmare a tree is disturbed by outside influences One sapling's roots do not take to the ground Some days it digs deep, other days it tips and rocks No balance, like a chaotic household, just enough to stay afloat It is losing ground, leaves, losing faith, losing hope. Calm before the storm, silence at dinner, struck down by the screams and the yells of a confused soul One sapling grows and thrives reaches toward the sun, reaches toward the future the sun and air aid the tree, provides nutrition, like a mother comforts a child. Rhythms By Michael Crill. Did you spell check your submission?