A Shropshire Lad II: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Original Text: 
A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., 1896): 3-4. del H68 S551896 Fisher Rare Book Library
1Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
2Is hung with bloom along the bough,
3And stands about the woodland ride
4Wearing white for Eastertide.
5Now, of my threescore years and ten,
6Twenty will not come again,
7And take from seventy springs a score,
8It only leaves me fifty more.
9And since to look at things in bloom
10Fifty springs are little room,
11About the woodlands I will go
12To see the cherry hung with snow.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.