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A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 2, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Last Line: To see the cherry hung with snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Variant Title(s): Cherry Trees;loveliest Of Trees
Subject(s): Aging; Carpe Diem; Cherries; Cherry Trees; Easter; Environment; Fruit; Holidays; Spring; Time; Trees; The Resurrection; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


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.




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