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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind - Poem by William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As a friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.


Comments about Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

  • Gold Star - 14,002 Points Indira Renganathan (11/14/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind
    As man's ingratitude; These lines vividly reveal in the beginning itself the feel of the poem....the rest of the words support beautifully the whole structure of the poem...especially the refrain....no doubt, Shakespeare is great - 10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,445 Points Muzahidul Reza (10/30/2016 12:06:00 PM)

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind

    The two starting lines
    Keep the whole poem
    Obviously great
    W. Shakespeare as poet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jason Sanders (10/21/2016 2:34:00 AM)

    Yes, the jolly sounding song is conveying a pessimistic message about mankind. I'm not so sure it is totally dark though. Shakespeare was subtle and for me he is conveying some home truths about the nature of the fallen race of humans while at the same time there is this sense that it doesn't have to be like this; there is a higher standard. Ultimately the human spirit can overcome disloyalty and self centredness. One way of doing this is through forgiveness and behaving otherwise to the general behaviour around you. There is a hint of this here, I feel, in the poems tone of light hearted resignation and humour. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Winter

  1. 1. Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind , William Shakespeare
  2. 2. An Old Man's Winter Night , Robert Frost
  3. 3. Winter , William Shakespeare
  4. 4. A Winter Night , Robert Burns
  5. 5. Winter Night , Boris Pasternak
  6. 6. Against Winter , Charles Simic
  7. 7. Emmonsail's Heath In Winter , John Clare
  8. 8. To Winter , William Blake
  9. 9. Winter Memories , Henry David Thoreau
  10. 10. A Winter Night , Sara Teasdale
  11. 11. Blue Winter , Robert Francis
  12. 12. Approach Of Winter , William Carlos Williams
  13. 13. Winter Evening , Georg Trakl
  14. 14. Winter Complaint , Ogden Nash
  15. 15. After The Winter , Claude McKay
  16. 16. Winter: My Secret , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  17. 17. A City Winter , Frank O'Hara
  18. 18. Spring And Winter , William Shakespeare
  19. 19. A Winter Bluejay , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. Winter Solitude , Matsuo Basho
  21. 21. Winter Trees , William Carlos Williams
  22. 22. Winter Dusk , Walter de la Mare
  23. 23. Winter , Walter de la Mare
  24. 24. Winter Song , Wilfred Owen
  25. 25. Woods In Winter , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  26. 26. Winter Promises , Marge Piercy
  27. 27. A Winter Dawn , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  28. 28. Now Winter Nights Enlarge , Thomas Campion
  29. 29. Flowers In Winter , John Greenleaf Whittier
  30. 30. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  31. 31. A Winter Day , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  32. 32. Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet) , Thomas Hardy
  33. 33. A Winter Ride , Amy Lowell
  34. 34. First Winter Rain , Matsuo Basho
  35. 35. California Winter , Karl Shapiro
  36. 36. A Spell Before Winter , Howard Nemerov
  37. 37. A Winter Daybreak Above Vence , James Arlington Wright
  38. 38. Sonnet 97: How Like A Winter Hath My Abs.. , William Shakespeare
  39. 39. To Winter , Claude McKay
  40. 40. Winter-Time , Robert Louis Stevenson
  41. 41. Winter Solstice , Anonymous
  42. 42. Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl , John Greenleaf Whittier
  43. 43. Winter Wonderland , Joseph T. Renaldi
  44. 44. Scotland's Winter , Edwin Muir
  45. 45. A Song Of Winter Weather , Robert William Service
  46. 46. Winter Garden , Matsuo Basho
  47. 47. The Seasons: Winter , James Thomson
  48. 48. Winter: A Dirge , Robert Burns
  49. 49. To Juan At The Winter Solstice , Robert Graves
  50. 50. When The Winter Chrysanthemums Go , Matsuo Basho
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