Summer on the Tree

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 […]

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Bad News and Good News

Within a week of re-posting the Poetry Tree welcome notice as well as poems by Linda Pastan and William Wordsworth, all three laminated sheets were gone!  I believe that it’s the wind and the methodology of using nails to attach the sheets to the tree.  The good news is that some very clever poetry-lover attached […]

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Springtime and a Reborn Poetry Tree

Despite the record amount of snowfall, poetry lovers continued to post poems on the Tree throughout the winter.  As of today, there are poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wallace Stevens, and Mina Loy as well as a wonderful haiku and ink sketch.  In addition, I have recently heard from the two Harvard alumni who […]

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The Poetry Tree Returns, Yet Again

It’s  now been several weeks since I returned from Vermont to find that other poetry lovers had placed 3 poems on the Poetry Tree!  Evidently, the ‘tree defender’ has either given up, left town, or likes Edna St. Vincent Millay, but at any rate, these poems have lasted unscathed.  One blew away in the recent […]

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The Tree has Returned!

As you may recall, all of the poems disappeared from the tree back in November.  After a short period of an empty poetry tree, I reposted our welcoming summary and two new poems in late November only to find first one sheet and then the other disappeared.  The fact that they vanished over time rather […]

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Disaster!

Sometime between Friday morning 10/31 and Monday morning 11/3 the entire contents of the Poetry Tree disappeared.  Several explanations present themselves as possibilities.  It was a very windy, snowy, weekend, so perhaps the laminated sheets and the poems in plastic sleeves were blown away.  It’s also possible that the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Recreation […]

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