William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Fear No More - Poem by William Shakespeare

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 about Fear No More by William Shakespeare

  • (5/25/2018 1:08:00 AM)


    Great poem (Report) Reply

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  • Prashant Golwalkar (5/18/2018 2:10:00 AM)


    very nice poem, i liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/17/2018 11:58:00 PM)


    Fear no more
    .........
    Thou hast finished joy and moan;
    All lovers young, all lovers must
    Consign to thee, and come to dust.
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2018 5:36:00 AM)


    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. -Great
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2018 9:34:00 AM)


    xcfvygbuhuyctews4edtryubio (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2018 10:57:00 AM)


    Fear No More - Poem by William Shakespeare may be compared with the Poem of Nobel Prize Winner Rabindra Nath Tagore Poem - Where the mind is without Fear, head is held high. (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2018 7:37:00 PM)


    Not good enough (Report) Reply

    (5/24/2018 3:59:00 PM)

    Someone, what kind of lonely imbecile are you write such words underneath the works of a true master. I am only eleven years of age an can appreciate such works of beauty.

  • (1/22/2018 12:52:00 AM)


    fear no more frown of the great.in 1660, frown of this type was too loud and stinging.The bard could write this. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Skarpathiotaki (11/23/2017 4:19:00 AM)


    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............
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2017 2:57:00 AM)


    Not good (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2017 2:03:00 AM)


    Fear no more frown of the great.At his time, it must have been very very risky to pen down these words as there
    were many greats, wealthy and powerfully wealthy.Only a poet could utter, breaking open the rock wall and multiple
    psycho-social-cultural illusory strong walls and discerning the real truth.
    (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (1/13/2017 9:12:00 AM)


    Golden lads and girls all must
    As chimney sweepers come to dust.
    (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/16/2016 7:17:00 AM)


    Oh, what a pathos in the last stanza....ever a great poet- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Kumar (4/26/2016 11:56:00 PM)


    it is very lovely and beautiful poem.... (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2016 10:10:00 AM)


    ......quiet consummation, beautiful thought ★ (Report) Reply

  • Yiliasi King (3/23/2016 9:48:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem and a beautiful poet, really. (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2016 2:25:00 PM)


    To be honest in my opinion I think this is to hard for me to understand (which some of you will probably agree) (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2016 12:17:00 PM)


    Really good poem because it has a lot of action in it. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/4/2016 12:44:00 PM)


    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!
    (Report) Reply

  • Sriram Chintalacheruvu (11/21/2015 9:33:00 AM)


    i liked the poem. it was fantastic to me.the title makes me energetic (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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