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The Tree Agreement By Elise Paschen

I was looking for the same idea you provided “For many, spruce, holly and pines make the magic of Christmas. For others, some trees evoke memories, perfumes and feelings. Trees can also remind us of stories related to them. “We have a bank of Christmas tree poems: Every year, London students write poems about the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree (offered in London by Oslo), and the Poetry Society assigns a poet to write in response to their work. The last poem is then hung around the tree in Trafalgar Square for the festive period. You`ll find all the poems from Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree for free and you`ll see this year`s poem in Trafalgar Square. Although she died 90 years ago, Charlotte Mew approaches the issue of deforestation in the same way in “The Trees are Down”. Mew`s shape is as bold and shiny, and moves like a tree in the wind around the side – perhaps one might think of experimenting with the shape. I hear you screaming, pine, I hear you on the hill, near the silent pond, where the lotus bloom, I hear you screaming, pine. What do you call pine when the rain falls, when the wind blows and when the stars appear, what do you call pine? I hear you screaming, jaw, but I`m blind and I don`t know how to reach you, jaw. Who brings me to you, Kiefer? In z.B. Cummings “[little tree]” speaks the poet to a tree as if they were their friend or lover: Write on the Christmas tree. Christmas trees are drawn in Western arboriculture: many of the poems we looked at with Christmas trees, z.B trees.

Cummings to Jackie Kay. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is in full swing and we are thinking of trees. Many of them have already shaken their coats to save energy for spring. But the continuous green among them grow leaves and needles that are still strong. For many, spruce, holly and pines enchant Christmas. For others, some trees evoke memories, perfumes and feelings. Trees can also remind us of stories related to them. Whatever your relationship with our green friends, this winter we challenge young poets around the world to write in response to trees. Feel free to make it festive – but we have many exhortations to propose seven different ways to write the tree your first poetry invitation is to write a story about a tree.

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