Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

My Heart's In The Highlands - Poem by Robert Burns

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.


Comments about My Heart's In The Highlands by Robert Burns

  • Gold Star - 23,123 Points Kim Barney (5/10/2015 2:25:00 PM)

    A man after my own heart. I love the highlands also, and I enjoy most of Robbie's poems. This one is no exception. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,083 Points Paul Reed (5/10/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    The love of places is a great source of inspiration for poetry (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 41,637 Points Chinedu Dike (5/10/2015 3:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated and nicely penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew Matthews (2/6/2009 12:16:00 PM)

    I love all of rabbie's stuff, but this is by far my favourite of them, my hearts up there too. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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