William Shakespeare
Warwickshire
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Fear No More

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Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney sweepers come to dust.

Fear no more the frown of the great,
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning-flash,
Nor the all-dread thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan;
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.

No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renowned be thy grave!
COMMENTS
Varsha M 05 February 2021
You are right great doesn't rhyme with eat....this is visual rhyming aptly used many a times in poetry to make the poem look good.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 05 February 2021
I like that Shakespeare was going for rhyming couplets as a fous of the poem, but his flow and story telling remains intact. I found a forced rhyme and smiled a little. Great does not rhyme eat. They contain common letters but sound different. But who cares. A lovely peace by a virtuoso
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Robert Murray Smith 05 February 2021
The consequences of life are truly spent.
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Savita Tyagi 04 February 2021
As chimney sweepers come to dust......To live in fear is worst than death itself especially if one has lived the life to the fullest. great poem.
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Dr Pintu Mahakul 30 January 2021
No negative feelings and harmful magic, and nothing can cause harm any more. By seeing a grave we can know it well. We should not fear at all because everything comes to an end and turns into dust in this material world. This poem is excellent and inspirational.
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Dr Pintu Mahakul 30 January 2021
We neither should nor fear, if anyone defames us nor if we face the severe disapproval. We should not fear to the series of unfortunate events or itchy scars on skin. All joy, all lovers and everything comes into duty and we see it in this mortal world.
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Dr Pintu Mahakul 30 January 2021
This world is temporary. Eating drinking, body make up, cloth, everything turn into dust as per time and we see the change. We should not fear at all. Journey of life is wonderful. We should not fear at all hearing the roar of cloud and lightening or thunder.
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Dr Pintu Mahakul 30 January 2021
Sweepers come to dust, they sweep and clean the road and houses. Sun should not fear the heat. We should also not fear the heat. Sun should not fear winter's rage. We should not fear coldness of winter. Golden land dwells eternally.
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Donald J. Trump 27 October 2020
this guy is terrabile he just write plays that let people die all the time this peom made no scenes he was trying to maybe say that if there is all ways good things in the bad time something like that
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Dr Antony Theodore 31 August 2020
Fear no more the lightning-flash, Nor the all-dread thunder-stone; Fear not slander, censure rash; Thou hast finished joy and moan; The great Schakespeare of all times. tony
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