Poet Tree Poems

wicker basket

Pardon our missing Poet Tree. The Weeping Willow had to be removed for our recent pond restoration. Bear with us while we select a replacement and plant a new Poet Tree this coming summer.


Every so often, the Arboretum staff will retrieve the poems left in the basket and archive them online. You can browse through our collection of poems below.

In addition, the Arboretum hosts the National Poetry Month program with the Furious Flower Poetry Center where attendees bring poems they have composed for the event.

If you would like to leave us a poem the next time you visit, please do, as we'd like to read it.

Poems are not altered in any manner and are presented exactly as written by authors. Misspellings are not typographical or spelling errors of arboretum content managers.


Photographs from the National Poetry Month poem readings with the EJC Arboretum and the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

photo of attendees for the National Poetry Month poem readings at the EJC Arboretum photo of attendees for the National Poetry Month poem readings at the EJC Arboretum photo of attendees for the National Poetry Month poem readings at the EJC Arboretum