Spotlight Poetry – Green Groweth the Holly – A poem by King Henry VIII (Attributed to)

The image depicts a painting titled Log Of Ivy, Holly And Hazelnuts by the artist Nell Hill. The work is a still life painting of a log with holly and ivy and hazelnuts. The image supports the poem Green Groweth the Holly attributed to King Henry VIII.
© Nell Hill, Log Of Ivy, Holly And Hazelnuts, 2014l

Green Groweth the Holly by King Henry VIII (Attributed to)

Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high.

As the holly groweth green
And never changeth hue,
So I am, ever hath been,
Unto my lady true.

Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high.

As the holly groweth green
With ivy all alone
When flowers cannot be seen
And greenwood leaves be gone,

Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high,

Now unto my lady
Promise to her I make,
From all other only
To her I me betake.

Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high,

Adieu, mine own lady,
Adieu, my special
Who hath my heart truly
Be sure, and ever shall.

Green groweth the holly,
So doth the ivy.
Though winter blasts blow never so high
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Poem Attribution © Attributed to King henry VIII, Green Groweth the Holly

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Painting Attribution © Nell Hill, Log Of Ivy, Holly And Hazelnuts, 2014l

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