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(3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)

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The Cherry Trees

The cherry trees bend over and are shedding,
On the old road where all that passed are dead,
Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding
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  • Noctiluca Scintillans (8/25/2013 7:04:00 AM)

    a very awakening idea to get to know, human being
    unlike others are blessed
    with the ability to change and
    adapt
    unlike the cherry trees which shed petals
    though none wed

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  • Shahzia Batool (8/25/2012 10:15:00 PM)

    A cherry tree is an object representing Nature's Beauty n Bounty, frequently used in literature as a symbol esp in naturalism. The gargantuan cherry orchard of Chekov comes to mind! ! !

  • Alanesha Pugh (8/25/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    very good edward :) i love your poem its excellent. now i want a cherry pie lol

  • * Sunprincess * (8/25/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    beautiful I love cherry trees... :)

  • Karen Sinclair (8/25/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    Beautifully desolate.... fills ones mind with visions of beauty and ones stomach with twinges of remorse and pain....lovely lovely lovely

  • Tony Walton (8/25/2012 3:12:00 AM)

    This poem calls to mind A.E.Housman's 'Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along the bough', from 'A Shropshire Lad'.
    If you like Edward Thomas, as I do, read my poem ROADS TO FRANCE. Like Wilfred Owen, he was killed on the Western Front in the First World War.

  • Ramesh T A (8/25/2011 2:30:00 AM)

    Pathetic situation of Cheery Tree is effectively said in this brief poem very well!

  • Terence George Craddock (8/25/2010 5:12:00 PM)

    This imagery reminds of ghost towns
    'the old road where all that passed are dead'
    old fruit trees shedding petals in the wind

  • Maria Barbara Korynt (9/23/2009 10:05:00 AM)

    Beautiful, unusually image. It is touching living and passing in the delicate and subtle way... this poem sie feels... Very much I like the way of depicting and the ability of handing it over for the reader, in the economical, aesthetic and interesting way. I like it very much. Maria Barbara Korynt

  • Andrew Quintana (8/25/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    The imagery gives it universal meaning. This poet is awesome

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