I attended a rally at Sheep Meadow in Central Park on the first Earth Day. Several of my LaSalle classmates gathered at Union Square. Here are a few pictures from that day from Pat Cullinan's collection.
My photos of Joyce Kilmer's plaque & tree just east of Sheep Meadow are below.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
- THINK that I shall never see
- A poem lovely as a tree.
- A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
- Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
- A tree that looks at God all day,
- And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
- A tree that may in Summer wear
- A nest of robins in her hair;
- Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
- Who intimately lives with rain.
- Poems are made by fools like me,
- But only God can make a tree.