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.

Photos: Boston Public Garden
Poetry: A E Housman