...He who plants a tree,--
He plants peace.
Under its green curtains jargons cease...
He who plants a tree,--
He plants love,
Tents of coolness spreading out above
Wayfarers he may not live to see.
Gifts that grow are best;
Hands that bless are blest;
Plant! life does the rest!
Heaven and earth help him who plants a tree,
And his work its own reward shall be.
Plant a Tree by Lucy Larcom (1824? - 1893)
Trees - print #21
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