William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Orpheus

Poem by William Shakespeare

? or John Fletcher.

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.


Comments about Orpheus by William Shakespeare

  • Tejus b.v (1/30/2018 7:56:00 PM)

    Some nice Somuch nice(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/21/2016 10:14:00 PM)

    ......beautiful, was nice to read a second time ★(Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (12/23/2015 4:50:00 PM)

    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.(Report)Reply

    35 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (12/23/2015 4:50:00 PM)

    this is from ''Henry VIII'', Act III, Scene 1(Report)Reply

    Dimitrios GalanisDimitrios Galanis(1/23/2016 8:02:00 AM)

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

    37 person liked.
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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 5:01:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003