Thanks to everyone who participated in a super session on Shakespeare, celebrating the Bard’s 451st birthday, on Thursday, April 23.
On May 28, we’re keeping to our agenda of discussing A.E. Housman. Please check the SCHEDULE PAGE for a list of his poems to be featured. Meanwhile, here’s a small seasonal sample:
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.