As a young girl in grade school I learned this poem and have always loved it.
As a volunteer (75 yr.old) reading to small school children I used it. I don't know a lot of poetry but this poem, to me, is the best.I love to hear the music version. It is so beautiful.
I am now 83 and love the poem still and all the trees God made. I am so greatful that God used Kilmer to bless me so.