Lovliest of trees, the cherry now
is hung with blooms along the bough

the yearly wonder of the Japanese Cherry trees in full bloom
© 1996 by Karen Davis
cherries in bloom cherries
cherries by 
the Castle
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.
-- E A Housman
Cherries by the Smithsonian Castle
© 1996 by Karen Davis

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