The Baty Family

Alex Baty

14th March 1925
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This is a family grove we have created for our grandfather, Alex, which we hope will grow as our family does.

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.

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Donated by Alastair, Vicky, Carolyn and Sam