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Jan 27

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A Winter’s Evening Sky

This evening the sky cleared enough to see a lovely sunset.

A Winter's Evening Sky

A Winter’s Evening Sky

The bitter cold remains. Shakespeare had some interesting words about winter wind.

From As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7;

(Blow, blow, thou winter wind)

by Willaim Shakespeare.

Lord Amiens, a musician, sings before Duke Senior’s company
  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 does not bite so nigh
      As benefits forgot:
  Though thou the waters warp,
  Thy sting is not so sharp
      As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing . . .

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2 comments

  1. Vivian

    Wow, how beautiful!

    1. Teacher Kevin

      Hi Vivian, Thanks for your comment! I was inside moments before my first evening lesson and looked out the window to see this beautiful sunset. I grabbed my camera and ran outside to snap some pics. This one was the best. Glad you liked it.
      Maybe next time you visit you can go skiing and see a Winter’s sky like this one.
      Looking forward to having you back in class.

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