What is a tree?

  • Pixi
    9 years ago

    I'm hoping someone here can put me out of my misery; I've been desperately trying to find a poem that I only have a vague memory of. I've checked all my books, and tried Google, but to no avail.

    All I remember is the final line;

    "What is a tree?" he said.

    I think the poem was set in the (not so distant) future, and was about going to a zoo, and talking to a child and telling them about all the animals that had become extinct in the wild. I think the last verse was something about an animal that lived in trees, and it ended with the line above - the child asking 'what is a tree?'

    Thanks in advance,

    - Pixi

  • BlueJay
    8 years ago

    Oh! I have read this poem!! I loved it, my mom introduced me to it. Just one problem, she never told me the title! If I could help, I would, but sadly I cannot.

  • silvershoes
    8 years ago

    Could this be it? I came across it in a forum but do not know the author.

    What is a tree? a planted seed?

    An old soul growing all around me.

    A hope, a plea

    But what does it mean?

    To live, to breathe

    To cry, to grieve

    Comfort & shelter, amongst the leaf