Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Poem by William Shakespeare

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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 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.