Quote for Today: A.E. Housman

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
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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.
A.E. HousmanA Shropshire Lad

2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: A.E. Housman

  1. Clare Flourish Reply

    Possibly his most cheerful, despite the Death reference. endings like

    I shall die tomorrow/ but you shall die today; or

    Today the Roman and his trouble/ are ashes under Uricon

    show more Dismalness. And yet I love him!

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      He was forever the realist, even here, wasn’t he? Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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