Orpheus Poem by William Shakespeare

Orpheus

Rating: 3.5


Orpheus with his lute made trees
And the mountain tops that freeze
   Bow themselves when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
   There had made a lasting spring.

Every thing that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
   Hung their heads and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art,
   Killing care and grief of heart
   Fall asleep, or hearing, die.

Orpheus
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 23 December 2015

this is from ''Henry VIII'', Act III, Scene 1

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Dimitrios Galanis 23 January 2016

I admire you, dear Fabrizio, to see you here proving your vast knowledge of literature.

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Fabrizio Frosini 23 December 2015

SCENE I. London. QUEEN KATHARINE's apartments. Enter QUEEN KATHARINE and her Women, as at work QUEEN KATHARINE Take thy lute, wench: my soul grows sad with troubles; Sing, and disperse 'em, if thou canst: leave working. SONG Orpheus with his lute made trees, And the mountain tops that freeze, Bow themselves when he did sing: To his music plants and flowers Ever sprung; as sun and showers There had made a lasting spring. Every thing that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea, Hung their heads, and then lay by. In sweet music is such art, Killing care and grief of heart Fall asleep, or hearing, die.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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* Sunprincess * 21 April 2016

......beautiful, was nice to read a second time ?

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Husna Chikwela 18 January 2022

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Chinedu Dike 18 January 2022

A beautiful creation.......

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 January 2022

Parts of his plays had been always taken as poems, one by one, how beautiful and sweetest are these poems.5 Stars full

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 January 2022

so sweet is this song composed by the great genius poet, but sweetly beautiful song often distracts and lifts the sorrowful heart, very delicate result, of course from our greatest poet of all time

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Tejus b.v 30 January 2018

Some nice Somuch nice

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