Robert Laurence Binyon

(1869-1943 / England)

The Cherry Trees


Out of the dusk of distant woods
All round beneath the April skies
Blossom--white, the cherry trees
Like lovely apparitions rise,

Like spirits strange to this ill world,
White strangers from a world apart,
Like silent promises of peace,
Like hope that blossoms in the heart.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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