Flashes of Inspiration: During a Pandemic We Can Celebrate Nature

Today’s Flashes of Inspiration features David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who is sharing the poem, “Thank You, Tree.”

The poem was written by Fatou M’Baye, a fifth grade student at Holden Elementary School in Kent, in honor of a favorite tree that was on her school playground, where she would gather with her friends.


Hassler selected this poem to celebrate spring, Earth Day, and how all can enjoy and celebrate the beauty of nature even during a pandemic.

The poem is features on the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas community poetry site, under Earth Stanzas. 

Flashes of Inspiration is a series of videos showcasing the talents of Kent State’s faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.


POSTED: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 09:51 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 02:37 PM
Lisa Abraham