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the cherry now

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, 47 more words

A E Housman

XL. 'Into my heart an air that kills'

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content, 31 more words

"And early though the laurel grows / It withers quicker than the rose."

To an Athlete Dying Young

A. E. Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by, 158 more words

Poetry

Wearing White for Eastertide

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,

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General Irrelevance

A poem for Easter

It’s been a while since I came across A E Housman, but this lovely poem is just right for Easter and the first cherry blossoms that are braving the April winds. 80 more words

Jo's Comments

To An Athlete Dying Young

This poem by A E Housman is another that resonates.  The theme of dying young with so much promise unfulfilled is a poignant one.  It was written at the end of the nineteenth century so it is little wonder that it became popular in the First World War. 180 more words

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