this song is a poem by a. e. houseman that i set to music. it's a long-time favourite of mine and i thought i should write a song with the same message. i got as far as a refrain; 'the blossom comes, the blossom goes / the minutes fly, they never slow'. now, i thought, i need some verses. then i realised that houseman had done the work for me and presumed to put a melody to his words.
i hope he'd have liked it.