POEMS: “Loveliest of Trees” by A. E. Housman, 1859 – 1936


Loveliest of Trees

Loveliests 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.

by A. E. Housman, 1859 – 1936 


P.S. Thank you Michele for reminding me of this poem! 🙂



Alfred Edward Housman was born in Fockbury, Worcestershire, England, on March 26, 1859, the eldest of seven children. Housman only published two volumes of poetry during his life: A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922).


One Comment Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    The trees are so beautiful,that you can almost smell them!


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