Loveliest of Trees
Cherry blossom is one thing and spring-cleaning another:
better to contemplate beauty than pick up the cobweb broom.
Wishing my fellow bloggers a happy and creative Spring 🙂
A Shropshire Lad: Loveliest of Trees
by A.E. Housman
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 three-score 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.