Algy Enjoys the Loveliest of Trees

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The cold North wind brought clearer skies, so Algy was able to enjoy some cool afternoon sunshine, watching the cherry blossoms dancing against the blue.

          Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
          Is hung with bloom along the bough,
          And stands about the woodland ride
          Wearing white for Eastertide.

[From Loveliest of Trees in A.E. Housman’s cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad, published in 1896.]

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