Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

A Red, Red Rose - Poem by Robert Burns

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

Form: Sonnet


Comments about A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Young (4/16/2015 8:08:00 PM)

    The red rose...the flower of LUVE! (Report) Reply

    4 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 483 Points Stephen W (1/24/2015 5:43:00 PM)

    He has written many better and more deeply felt poems.
    He was actually a jack the lad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kyle Constant (12/28/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    And I would walk 500 miles! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,286 Points Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 4:25:00 AM)

    Read twice and I‘m sure will read it again. Luve the images. Luve the poem and the emotions. Luve the poet, and the deep commitment he portrays here. Should a maiden be so lucky with such deep devotedness? How blessed is she. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,846 Points Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:48:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem indeed buy a great poet (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,846 Points Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:47:00 AM)

    beautiful words to his love. a great poet indeed (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (6/17/2014 10:49:00 PM)

    ..........roses and love are the ingredients for a beautiful poem....loved reading this one... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,243 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (4/23/2014 11:38:00 PM)

    And I will come again, my Luve,
    Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

    the power of love.......powered me repeatedly....
    and the only power of human being............................ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,187 Points Ramesh Rai (4/23/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    And fare thee well, my only Luve
    And fare thee well, a while!
    And I will come again, my Luve,
    Tho' it were ten thousand mile. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Poke''cat Hedgehog-pikachu (5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM)

    in response to:
    Does anyone know why do many of the words in this poem contain apostrophes?

    It is because the apostrophe holds the place of another letter. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Norman Ayres (4/23/2013 10:04:00 AM)

    it was not until my wife died of cancer that i began writing poetry, i write it all for her in the hope that she can see it, but i know in my heart she can't. if only she was here... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Denvor Fernandez (4/23/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    The rose may wither, so will the beloved but the love and sublimity will still beat inside the heart and maybe the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ray Hosey (4/10/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    this is a wonderful poem about the power of love (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (12/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, the power of love! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hanuman Bandreddi (11/24/2012 10:02:00 PM)

    @N O Connor
    if you couldn't understand that go through the site www.robertburns.org (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nerine O'connor (11/11/2012 1:10:00 PM)

    Does anyone know why do many of the words in this poem contain apostrophes? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gaki 24 (8/20/2012 1:24:00 AM)

    A cruel god reigns....for roses doth have thorns. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 799 Points Ronell Warren Alman (4/23/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    I love this poem! Very heartfelt here! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Allison Helman (4/23/2012 7:06:00 PM)

    I love the scent of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (4/23/2012 3:12:00 PM)

    i love the smell of a rose (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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