The laburnum is in yellow bloom.
Street dogs are sleeping under it.
Dogs have under a score of years.
I have four or more to a Bible life,
My springs less for more blooms.
The dogs may have four or more.
Tree was lovely at twenty of years,
And not less lovely ,at my seventy,
But not that lovely at its seventy.
(taking off from A. E. Housman’s ‘Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now’)