So that my arrows, Too slightly timber’d for so loud a wind, Would have reverted to my bow again, And not where I had aim’d them.

I don’t know a lot about archery but I feel like it would be quite unusual for an arrow to turn all the way around from the bow it was shot from to end up in its shooters head. That would require quite a specific wind, a really circular situation, no matter how slightly timber’d.
I could see how maybe one might shoot one’s own foot in this situation – because at least gravity might play a part. But for an arrow to get far enough away from you and then turn 180 degrees. And then move upwards, well. That would be one shockingly focused wind. Loud, sure. But also very precise. But it is a quite lovely way to say that a plan will backfire.

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