(i) Title: Loveliest of Tress, the Cherry Now
(ii) Poet: Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)
(iii) Date of Composition: 1896
(iv) Collection: The Shropshire Lad
(v) Poetic Genre: Lyric poem
(vi) Speaker: A young guy on the cusp of adulthood
(vii) Setting: Rural environs of Shropshire, England in spring
(viii) Content: Nature is very beautiful but human life is too short to enjoy it completely.
2. Lines 1-2
About the woodland I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.