Not only is 'now' when the cherry trees are blooming, but the present is the only time actually available to the narrator, and this understanding is likewise for us the first step on the road to taking full advantage of the time we have. Housman, Classical Scholar, Bloomsbury 2009, N. The nature is indifferent to man. With the blooming of the cherry trees associated with the arrival of the Easter season, their connections to purity are joined with those of rebirth. In fact, he didn't speak publicly about his poetry until 1933, which was only 3 years before his death in 1936.
Its branches are bending down loaded with flowers. The speaker indicates that the cherry trees stand on either side of the path. 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. All this suggests that the poet mentions the spring season in this poem. 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. Since obtaining a quality education will serve as a good start to the subsequent career, then it is not worth saving on investments in it. My father thought he would go at about age 52, because that's how old his father lived to be.
The poet does not want to miss any chance to go to the woodland to see the exotic beauty of the cherry tree. The poem's briefness, short lines, and simplicity remind us that life is short; they urge us to speed. The narrator experiences the same sort of rejuvenation when he realizes that he can find the same sort of purity and promise of new life in 'the cherry hung with snow. Shakespeare also references this particular measurement of time in. By demonstrating that the loveliness of the cherry's white flowers can also be found in its snow-covered boughs, the poem shows there's no reason and no time not to find beauty anywhere at any time. And, as we've seen, once neglected, he can't get that time back.
The reference too easter hints at the springing up of new life, which directly contradicts the tone of the poem, as teh author sees his life as winding down. Actually the author personalizes the tree as a memory for his entire life. Cherry, which is the loveliest of the trees, is now in full bloom and its branches are bending down loaded with flowers. Questions Answers Q: Why does the poet want to visit woodland? He loves the cherry tree since fifty years of his life. Nobody knows how many springs they have left, except maybe the salesman at the hardware store.
Image: Cherry blossom by , 2013; via. 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. White dress of cherries is a treat to watch. The first and most important part of that solution is actually hinted at almost immediately in the poem's first line: 'Loveliest of trees, the cherry now…' Any word ending a line of poetry can have special attention drawn to it due to its position, and we can tell that 'now' is of particular interest to the poetic narrator. Some blossoms change from white to pink over a few days.
In the first stanza, Housman talks about the beauty of the cherry trees in spring notice he says they're white for Eastertide, which is in April. Explaination of poem Loveliest of trees,the cherry now This is a beautiful natural poem reflecting poet's deep love and concern for cherry tree. The poems are marked by pessimism and preoccupation with death, without religious consolation. Thus, the speaker solves a problem: instead of just having fifty more times to look at the cherry wearing white, he doubles his opportunities. Many people misconceive the concept of this poet, this is not very much about trees but more of death, life, and time.
Similarly, the poem also contains the theme of nostalgia, or the wish or regret about the past. Housman was admitted at Bromsgrove School. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. The national, pastoral and traditional elements of his style resonated with similar trends in English music. 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. Despite its title, the book isn't about a lad from Shropshire a county in western England , but about a bunch of lads who pass in and out of a place that is geographically similar to Shropshire rural, pretty, quiet. He longs for an everlasting tour to woodland to enjoy the splendor of the blooming cherry trees.
Some may be ambiguous; they may even leave you wondering what they mean or how they make you feel. But this speaker reveals a way that he can actually double his enjoyment of beauty. Fifty years left on this planet may seem like quite a generous number to a young man. He says that even seventy years are not enough for me to cherish a sight as lovely as of a cherry tree when it is covered with white flowers. The poet depicts cherry as a character. What's funny about cherry trees and helps illustrate the narrator's point is that they have a very short period of blooming; in some places no more than a week. The answer is D because he's appreciating the specific moment of his life.
Almost everyone has an innate ability to understand and love poetry; it just has to be developed. When he returned briefly to England in 1889, to marry, Housman was not invited to the wedding and knew nothing about it until the couple had left the country. John's College, Oxford and received first class honours in classical moderations. Posted on 2009-04-17 by a guest. In 1911 he became professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge, a post he held until his death. Meanwhile, Housman pursued his classical studies independently, and published scholarly articles on such authors as , , , , and.