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

Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII 

2 responses to “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

  1. Mmmm-hmmm.

    Well, my love of Shakespeare to the contrary notwithstanding, it’s snowing here today, like it did Sunday, like it did last Thursday, and I could use a little less of winter. We’ve already had more snow than we had all last winter.

    Still, the man could write.

  2. I am actually not a fan of winter either, I am just trying (and really kind of succeeding) to make the best of it… Heaven knows it’s a lot easier a day’s drive to the South!

    Today is yet another chilly white day. No snow here. But I read your blog and I pity you, I frankly pity you, indeed I do. :0)

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