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
This early May morn when there is none to wed.

by Edward Thomas

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I want Full poem of the cherry tree
And the benediction continues
How beautiful and succinct.
This poem is terrific. It displays layers of scenery and we fill in the blanks for creative thinking.
Nature's continuous cycle birth life death in the petals celebration or tears while they fall it's what the reader perceives...this could have been a haiku but as a short poem it says alot, too.
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