The Cherry Trees Poem by Edward Thomas

The Cherry Trees

Rating: 3.2

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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: tree
Shahzia Batool 25 August 2012

A cherry tree is an object representing Nature's Beauty n Bounty, frequently used in literature as a symbol esp in naturalism. The gargantuan cherry orchard of Chekov comes to mind! ! !

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Michelle Claus 25 August 2014

Four lines capture what we all know to be true about the bittersweet cycle of life and death. I always savor a poem that excels in parsimony. Reading The Cherry Trees by Edward Thomas reminds me to select my words and images with purpose and exactitude.

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Kay Staley 25 August 2014

To strengthen this poem it needs to be longer. Sometimes the shortest poems say it all, but in this case the length is not very memorable because of the topic and the formality of the poem. The first 3 lines are cool, but the last line doesnt seem to go with the poem at all.

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Brendan O'Brien 12 March 2016

Sorry Kay I can't agree with you.I think the last line shows us the ever giving essence of nature's bounty that continues

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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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poopie man joe mama 15 June 2020

it is not you dude

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poopie man joe mama 15 June 2020

poem was super trash get claped sucker

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Nicole ellie 07 July 2018


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niaz ali 24 June 2018

why cherry tree so special any one answer

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Gaurav 18 January 2018

I want Full poem of the cherry tree

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Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas

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