Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now by A.E. Housman

Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now

A. E.  H O U S M A N 

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.


This is a bit late in the year to be posting this as we've already enjoyed the cherry blossoms but I only discovered it today + didn't want to wait until next spring to share it.  In my opinion, the world would be a better place if cherry blossoms were appreciated all year round.


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