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Saturday, March 1, 2014

LOVELIEST OF TREES: POEMS OF GREAT POETS BY A.E. HOUSMAN

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stand above 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

Michael Harrison and C. Stuart Clark.  The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems.

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