Two understated poems about the love of nature and the importance of capturing its fleeting moments of beauty are "Loveliest of Trees" by A. E. Housman and "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.
In "Loveliest of Trees," the speaker uses simple language to convey his appreciation of the beauty of the blooming cherry tree in early spring, which looks, in full blossom, as if its branches are hung with snow. He notes, at age twenty, that he can only expect to have fifty years left to see the brief moment of the cherry tree in bloom, so he plans to take advantage of every opportunity. He writes,
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.
In "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," a busy man stops on horseback to spend a few moments watching a beautiful snowfall in the woods, struck by the beauty of the feathery white snowflakes against the black sky. He regrets that he has
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