The Heart of the Tree
what does he plant who plants a tree?
he plants the friend of sun and sky;
she plants the flag of breezes free;
the shaft of beauty, towering high;
he plants a home to heaven anigh
for song and mother-croon of bird
in hushed and happy twilight heard
the treble of heaven's harmony
these things she plants who plants a tree.
by Henry Cuyler Bunner