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To Winter

Rating: 2.7

O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors:
The north is thine; there hast thou built thy dark
Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs,
Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.'
He hears me not, but o'er the yawning deep
Rides heavy; his storms are unchain'd, sheathèd
In ribbèd steel; I dare not lift mine eyes,
For he hath rear'd his sceptre o'er the world.

Lo! now the direful monster, whose 1000 skin clings

To his strong bones, strides o'er the groaning rocks:
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 08 February 2016

Short lived winter with global warming.....10

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 February 2016

To respect nature! ! ! And to live in peace. Thanks for sharing.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 February 2016

The narration of winter and it's dread is superb and realistic. Thanks for sharing.

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Susan Williams 08 February 2016

No whimpering or simpering sweet nothings are whispered in his poem, William Blake sees winter as a strong unforgiving adversary. We must acknowledge the brute strength of the seasons- it's not all sparkling sunlike and pansies! - - - - - - - - - - Lo! now the direful monster, whose 1000 skin clings To his strong bones, strides o'er the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence, and in his hand Unclothes the earth, and freezes up frail life.

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Imani Walters 08 February 2016

I like that! it's vary truthfull and it brings me back when I first met winter myself. It's makes me want to have that feeling about winter and just spread out my words to everybody. Good job!

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* Sunprincess * 08 February 2016

..........a fabulous poem penned so nicely...winter is a charming season to enjoy a warm place with someone special ?

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Ramesh T A 08 February 2016

What a nice and truthful poem about Winter's power by William Blake!

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