Loveliest of tree the cherry now Poem explanation

I have explained all stanzas of the poem loveliest of trees the cherry now written by A.E Housman. Three are three stanzas in this poem and I have explained all stanzas with reference to the context.

Loveliest of tree the cherry now Poem 

This is a beautiful poem by A.E Housman. The poet narrates the beauty of the cherry tree in this poem.

Explanation with reference to the context

Reference

These lines have been taken from the poem 'Lovelies to trees the cherry now' written by A.E Housman.

Context:

This poem is about the cherry tree which is standing in a woodland. The tree is looking magnificent all covered up with snow. It looks as if it is wearing easter dress. Life is too short to see the beauty of nature. The poet wishes to see the beauty of the cherry tree every time he gets the chance during the rest of his life.

Explanation of Stanza 1

lovelies of trees the cherry now stanza 1 explanation

In this stanza, the poet says that the cherry tree is the most beautiful of all trees in the forest. He says that the cherry tree is in full bloom covering flowering all around. Its branches are loaded with bloom and they have bent down with a load of bloom. The cherry tree is standing along a path in the forest and now it is covered with white snow. The snow has covered its branches and it is totally white. It looks as if it was wearing an Easter dress. 

The poet has used colorful and sensational words to describe the beauty of the cherry tree.

Explanation of stanza 2

loveliest of trees the cherry now stanza 2 explanation

In this stanza, the poet says that he has been granted with 70 years of age. From seventy years, twenty years will never come back as he has already lived this period of his life. Now he has left with only fifty years with him to be spent. So, he has only 50 years left to enjoy the beauty of the cherry tree.

Explanation of stanza 3

loveliest of tree the cherry now  stanza 3 explanation

In this stanza, the poet calculates his leftover life and analyze it whether is enough to enjoy the beauty of nature and wild trees. He says that fifty years is not enough to enjoy the things in bloom. The poet is determined that he will go to the woodlands to see the cherry tree hung with snow. 

In this stanza, the poet expresses that life is too short and nature is too broad and beautiful. We are unable to have a look at all the beautiful objects of nature in this short span of life.

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