Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.–Kahlil Gibran
The recent ice storm took a serious toll on many of the beautiful trees across the Willamette Valley and beyond. Despite all the damage, tree leaves are unfurling and blossoms are blooming to welcome the arrival of spring. Looking at the trees around us in all their glory might just inspire those with a creative writing talent to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and compose a poem. Happily, April is the perfect time to contemplate trees and poetry because it is both Arbor Month and National Poetry Month! Join us in celebrating poetry, trees, and nature by sampling some of the many wonderful books (both print and electronic) available through the Hatfield Library and listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.