Milton was a Canadian - born Arnprior, Ontario; died Almonte, Ontario. His deep affinity for the forest was expressed in his memorial card, in the poem,
Trees, written by 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.
21st April 2008
Donated by Anne Cameron
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