LJ (February 31,1940 / Los Angeles)

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 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.

by William Shakespeare

Comments (4)

Just beautiful outpourings of heart. CP
A recipe for a good life. Well done, Lillian. Ron
Yes indeed. Great advice here Lillian which we should all take notice of. Lovely read. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
This is gorgeous, could see this printed on posters everywhere, it's very beautiful and wise to boot. HG: -) xx