Loveliest of Trees


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.

- A.E Housman


jacin {lovely little details} said...

i love this!!

Heather said...

We have ornamental cherry trees at our house, and every spring I cry at how beautiful our house is with those trees in blossom. I love this!!! I'm emailing it to my mom, I wonder if she has heard it before.

Lizzy said...

I know we're best friends when you makes posts about trees :). I need you to write me soon ok?

Laura said...

These are one of my favorite trees. So beautiful. They are blooming down here--and hopefully up there too.

Diana Smith said...

this is a really pretty poem.

I know you are in the Provo/Orem area and we are doing a little blog party soon, a bunch of bloggers are going to get together, would you want to come? We would love to hang out with you!