Monday, 21 April 2008

Time for a wee bat a' pooetry

A Red, Red Rose

O MY Luve 's like a red, red rose
That 's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve 's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune!

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns. 1759–1796. No 503 in The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900. (Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919.)

Aye! But he were nae English! He were Scots!


Laura said...

I love "John Anderson, my jo', John/ when we were first acquent..."

Good ol' Robbie Burns.

Ali said...

Yay! Bring on the poetry! I'm related to the wife of Robert Burns too (Jean Armour from Ayrshire - though she was just the woman he was married too, I believe he had 9 illegitimate children to 8 different women, some of which Jean raised after his death - he was a rogue and she was a saint.), so I like your choice.