be different to trees

frindle2

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Hello. Would you please tell me the meaning of the title? Thank you.


Be different to Trees by Mary Carolyn Davies(1924)

The talking oak
To the ancients spoke.
But any tree
Will talk to me.
What truths I know
I garnered so.
But those who want to talk and tell,
And those who who will not listeners be,
Will never hear a syllable
From out the lips of any tree.
 

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I think it means that we should pay special attention and care to trees, and try to listen to them.
 

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Perhaps the poet was being clever by using "different" as an antonym of "indifferent", and possibly also implying change your attitude about trees.
 
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