Felix Dennis

(1947 - 2014 / Surrey / UK)

Whosoever Plants A Tree - Poem by Felix Dennis

Whosoever plants a tree
Winks at immortality.

Woodland cherries, flowers ablaze,
Hold no hint of human praise;

Hazels in a hidden glade
Give no thought to stake or spade;

London planes in Georgian squares
Count no patrons in their prayers;

Seed and sapling seek no cause,
Bark and beetle shun applause;

Leaf and shoot know nought of debt,
Twig and root are dumb— and yet

Choirs of songbirds greet each day
With eulogies, as if to say:

‘Whosoever plants a tree
Winks at immortality!'

Topic(s) of this poem: plants


Comments about Whosoever Plants A Tree by Felix Dennis

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/6/2016 10:15:00 PM)

    .Whosoever plants a tree
    Winks at immortality.
    Inspirational and prophetic write incorporated in this beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (1/6/2016 5:31:00 PM)

    Delightful...love your poem! ! a ten... (Report) Reply

  • Gregory Vest (1/6/2016 4:10:00 PM)

    Speaks to the nobility of both man and nature. Very nice! (Report) Reply

  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (1/6/2016 3:35:00 PM)

    What a lovely tribute to the planters of trees, trees are so important in so many ways! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/6/2016 3:17:00 PM)

    If this is indeed his only poem, it certainly is a good one, but I think there must have been more than this one. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (1/6/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    This is his only poem? Or is it the only poem of his on this site? I shall check that out and hope there are more because this poem is so right on. Mankind may want to sit up and notice that nature doesn't need us but we need nature (Report) Reply

  • Mato Sheks (1/6/2016 12:04:00 PM)

    Man i feel like planting a tree right now.....awesome (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/6/2016 9:04:00 AM)

    A great motivational poem for nature protection and tree planting. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/6/2016 3:52:00 AM)

    Very well written poem, planting a tree is like offering shelter and life to many..... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (1/6/2016 2:51:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem by all means- lovely, lyrical and enjoyable. Thanks. I quote:
    Choirs of songbirds greet each day / With eulogies, as if to say:
    ‘Whosoever plants a tree / Winks at immortality! ' (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (1/6/2016 12:50:00 AM)

    Nice work with the muse of nature; respecting the very ways of life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (6/27/2015 7:22:00 PM)

    Trees being the natural abode of many different kind of birds, I think the piece is well articulated and insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem with good rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Allotey Abossey (6/18/2015 10:32:00 AM)

    beautiful poem my friend.... keep it coming (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 18, 2015



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