The Cherry Trees

Publication Date: May 27, 2016

Chapter: The Twentieth Century

This poem's a real shorty at only four lines. I'll summarize: 1) the cherry trees bend over and are shedding, because everything, including the beautiful trees, have to die; 2) the trees are lining an old road that used to be well-traveled, but now all the people that walked on it are dead, just like the increasingly shedding trees; 3) the petals from the tree are strewn across the ground, like at a wedding; 4) except there won't be anymore weddings because - as noted - everyone is dead.

In conclusion, everyone is dead. Have a nice weekend.

Author: Edward Thomas • Year: 1916/1917 • Info: Poetry Foundation

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