Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind

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 friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remember’d not.

Heigh-ho! sing, etc.

From Act II, Scene 7, As You Like It by William Shakespeare.


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3 Responses to “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind”

  1. Monica Grady Says:

    Beautiful poetry – but a bit dismal. Did Cardiff City just lose or something?
    M
    x

  2. telescoper Says:

    I posted it ‘cos it’s quite windy.

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