Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG BY AN OLD SHEPHERD, by WILLIAM BLAKE



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SONG BY AN OLD SHEPHERD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When silver snow decks sylvio's clothes
Last Line: That makes our limbs quake, if our hearts be warm.
Variant Title(s): Song 3d By An Old Shepherd
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology


When silver snow decks Sylvio's clothes
And jewel hangs at shepherd's nose,
We can abide life's pelting storm
That makes our limbs quake, if our hearts be warm.

Whilst Virtue is our walking staff,
And Truth a lantern to our path;
We can abide life's pelting storm
That makes our limbs quake, if our hearts be warm.

Blow boisterous Wind, stern Winter frown,
Innocence is a Winter's gown;
So clad, we'll abide life's pelting storm
That makes our limbs quake, if our hearts be warm.






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