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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind - Poem by William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As a friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Comments about Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jason Sanders (10/21/2016 2:34:00 AM)

    Yes, the jolly sounding song is conveying a pessimistic message about mankind. I'm not so sure it is totally dark though. Shakespeare was subtle and for me he is conveying some home truths about the nature of the fallen race of humans while at the same time there is this sense that it doesn't have to be like this; there is a higher standard. Ultimately the human spirit can overcome disloyalty and self centredness. One way of doing this is through forgiveness and behaving otherwise to the general behaviour around you. There is a hint of this here, I feel, in the poems tone of light hearted resignation and humour. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Pratik Rajani (10/12/2016 7:07:00 AM)

    one of my favourite poem reason behind this is that shakespeare wrote this in rhythmic way which touches our feeling. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 137,437 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/29/2015 5:18:00 AM)

    '' As You Like It '' (1623) - Act II, Scene vii

    This song is sung by Lord Amiens just after Jaques has made his famous speech which begins 'all the world's a stage' and goes on to detail the seven ages of man. The whole scene treats of the hypocrisy and ingratitude of man. In fact, hypocrisy and ingratitude are two of the central themes of the play as a whole, with the character Jaques brilliantly embodying the vituperative bitterness of one who has played the courtly game and lost. He rails against everybody and everything, but, in so doing, demonstrates that he is no better than the people against whom he rails. The trick is, of course, not to become embittered, as detailed very elegantly in this little song.
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Poems About Winter

  1. 1. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind , William Shakespeare
  2. 2. Winter , William Shakespeare
  3. 3. An Old Man's Winter Night , Robert Frost
  4. 4. A Winter Night , Robert Burns
  5. 5. Winter Night , Boris Pasternak
  6. 6. Winter Memories , Henry David Thoreau
  7. 7. To Winter , William Blake
  8. 8. A Winter Night , Sara Teasdale
  9. 9. Against Winter , Charles Simic
  10. 10. After The Winter , Claude McKay
  11. 11. Emmonsail's Heath In Winter , John Clare
  12. 12. Approach Of Winter , William Carlos Williams
  13. 13. Winter: My Secret , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  14. 14. A City Winter , Frank O'Hara
  15. 15. Winter Evening , Georg Trakl
  16. 16. A Winter Bluejay , Sara Teasdale
  17. 17. Spring And Winter , William Shakespeare
  18. 18. Winter Trees , William Carlos Williams
  19. 19. Winter Complaint , Ogden Nash
  20. 20. Winter Promises , Marge Piercy
  21. 21. California Winter , Karl Shapiro
  22. 22. Winter Dusk , Walter de la Mare
  23. 23. Winter Solitude , Matsuo Basho
  24. 24. Winter , Walter de la Mare
  25. 25. Winter Song , Wilfred Owen
  26. 26. Woods In Winter , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  27. 27. Now Winter Nights Enlarge , Thomas Campion
  28. 28. A Winter Dawn , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  29. 29. Blue Winter , Robert Francis
  30. 30. A Winter Day , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Flowers In Winter , John Greenleaf Whittier
  32. 32. A Winter Ride , Amy Lowell
  33. 33. First Winter Rain , Matsuo Basho
  34. 34. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  35. 35. A Spell Before Winter , Howard Nemerov
  36. 36. A Winter Daybreak Above Vence , James Arlington Wright
  37. 37. Winter Wonderland , Joseph T. Renaldi
  38. 38. Winter-Time , Robert Louis Stevenson
  39. 39. Sonnet 97: How Like A Winter Hath My Abs.. , William Shakespeare
  40. 40. Winter Solstice , Anonymous
  41. 41. Winter Garden , Matsuo Basho
  42. 42. Winter: A Dirge , Robert Burns
  43. 43. To Juan At The Winter Solstice , Robert Graves
  44. 44. Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl , John Greenleaf Whittier
  45. 45. Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet) , Thomas Hardy
  46. 46. To Winter , Claude McKay
  47. 47. Scotland's Winter , Edwin Muir
  48. 48. A Song Of Winter Weather , Robert William Service
  49. 49. The Seasons: Winter , James Thomson
  50. 50. When The Winter Chrysanthemums Go , Matsuo Basho
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