The Cherry Trees

By Edward Thomas 1878–1917 Edward Thomas
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.

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Poet Edward Thomas 1878–1917

POET’S REGION England

Subjects Love, Heartache & Loss, Relationships, Men & Women, Nature, Spring, Trees & Flowers, Social Commentaries, Town & Country Life, War & Conflict

Poetic Terms Elegy, Quatrain, Rhymed Stanza

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Such prominent critics and authors as Walter de la Mare, Aldous Huxley, Peter SacksSeamus Heaney, and Edna Longley have called Edward Thomas one of England's most important poets. Since 2000, much serious consideration has been given to Thomas's work. Most critics would agree with Andrew Motion, who states that Thomas occupies "a crucial place in the development of twentieth-century poetry" for introducing a modern . . .

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SUBJECT Love, Heartache & Loss, Relationships, Men & Women, Nature, Spring, Trees & Flowers, Social Commentaries, Town & Country Life, War & Conflict

POET’S REGION England

Poetic Terms Elegy, Quatrain, Rhymed Stanza

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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