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Found Blooms! (2 of 2)

Found Blooms! (2 of 2)

From “Cherry Blossom” by A. E. Housman in The RHS Book of Garden Verse by the Royal Horticultural Society:

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.


This is the second of two posts featuring (recently found) photos of cherry tree blossoms from Oakland Cemetery’s gardens, taken last spring. For the first post, see Found Blooms! (1 of 2).

Thanks for taking a look!


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