William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Spring And Winter I - Poem by William Shakespeare

WHEN daisies pied and violets blue,
   And lady-smocks all silver-white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
   Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
   Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!--O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
   And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
   And maidens bleach their summer smocks
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
   Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!--O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!


Comments about Spring And Winter I by William Shakespeare

  • Silver Star - 7,657 Points Eric Ericson (1/3/2015 5:07:00 AM)

    why is the cuckoo Unpleasing to a married ear (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,954 Points * Sunprincess * (10/18/2012 11:33:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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