Poem in Your Pocket Day

Dobson students and staff celebrate the conclusion of April- National Poetry Month, with our own Poem in your Pocket Day today, April 30th.

Remember ” you’ll find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you.” -Joseph Joubert

Here’s the poem that is in the principal’s pocket:

Trees Need Not Walk The Earth
by David Rosenthal

Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty or for bread;
Beauty will come to them
Where they stand.
Here among the children of the sap
Is no pride of ancestry:
A birch may wear no less the morning
Than an oak.
Here are no heirlooms
Save those of loveliness,
In which each tree
Is kingly in its heritage of grace.
Here is but beauty’s wisdom
In which all trees are wise.
Trees need not walk the earth
For beauty or for bread;
Beauty will come to them
In the rainbow—
The sunlight—
And the lilac-haunted rain;
And bread will come to them
As beauty came:
In the rainbow—
In the sunlight—
In the rain.