William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

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

  • (8/10/2018 1:35:00 AM)


    wow I love the poems dearly you are the best ..more poems please (Report) Reply

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  • (7/26/2018 10:51:00 AM)


    A genius poem by the genius. 👌👌👌 (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2018 11:42:00 PM)


    really really good, He compared winter wind to human life . (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/11/2018 5:52:00 AM)


    Blow, blow, thou winter wind.

    Nicely written.

    SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2018 9:31:00 AM)


    i like memes and turts (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2018 1:05:00 AM)


    It is give knoledge (Report) Reply

  • (2/20/2018 11:57:00 AM)


    what kind of poem is this (Report) Reply

  • (2/9/2018 8:41:00 AM)


    no dank memes please (Report) Reply

    (3/27/2018 1:34:00 PM)

    Its Dat Boi oh waddup

  • (2/6/2018 4:02:00 AM)


    mountain dew! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2018 8:18:00 PM)


    It is very awesome👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2018 4:25:00 AM)


    I Like this poem very much (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2017 8:29:00 AM)


    nice, I like This poem
    I like to read william shakespeare poem and story
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2017 8:26:00 AM)


    nice, I like This poem (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (12/14/2017 2:48:00 AM)


    'Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
    Then heigh-ho, the holly!
    This life is most jolly'- Liked the lines.
    (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/23/2017 8:34:00 PM)


    Great write. The beginning is most interesting...
    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind.... the concluding lines are interesting too....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.
    As a whole the poem is interesting.
    (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (5/27/2017 1:27:00 PM)


    excellent, it proves he is great (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/14/2016 7:59:00 AM)


    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind
    As man's ingratitude; These lines vividly reveal in the beginning itself the feel of the poem....the rest of the words support beautifully the whole structure of the poem...especially the refrain....no doubt, Shakespeare is great - 10
    (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (10/30/2016 12:06:00 PM)

    Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind

    The two starting lines
    Keep the whole poem
    Obviously great
    W. Shakespeare as poet
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2016 2:34:00 AM)

    J.T. Sanders
    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

  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2011


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