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Under the greenwood tree

Who loves to lie with me,

And turn his merry note

Unto the sweet bird's throat,

Come hither, come hither, come hither :

Here shall he see

No enemy

But winter and rough weather.



Who doth ambition shun,

And loves to live i' the sun,

Seeking the food he eats,

And pleased with what he gets,

Come hither, come hither, come hither :

Here shall he see

No enemy

But winter and rough weather.



By W Shakespeare



About The Poet :

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is a great playwright and poet. He has written a number of plays and poems. He has also written 154 sonnets. Here, in this poem, he invites us to be friendly with Nature where there is always joy and harmony and no enmity. This is taken from the play
As You Like It.



Words to Know :

Greenwood : an area abounding in trees

Note : tune

Hither : here

Ambition : strong desire






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