After returning to Cambridge from a wonderful summer in Vermont, I found the Poetry Tree to be in great shape. The Welcome message and Linda Pastan’s poem remained secured with the new system of plastic cables, and the Jorie Graham poem tied to a side branch with yarn remained in place, swinging in the gentle breeze. The most pleasant surprise was that someone had tucked a plastic bag with a copy of Gwendolyn Brooks, poem, Jane Addams, into a hollowed out stump from a dead branch which had broken off this spring. I’ve added two new summer poems: Edward Hirsch’s American Summer and Robert Frost’s The Pasture. I hope that your summer has been pleasant.