The beautiful tree donated to the Ladies club was planted recently in the grounds of St Asicus Church by the indomitable Pauline Gibbons ably assisted by Fr Earley himself. There was a great number of ladies in attendance and to conclude a few prayers were said followed by a lovely rendition of the poem “the tree” read by Fr Earley.
Joyce Kilmer 1886 – 1918
I think that I shall never see,
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s 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.