Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

A Bottle And Friend

Poem by Robert Burns

There's nane that's blest of human kind,
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c.

Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.


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  • A B Faniki (7/25/2019 7:38:00 AM)

    Nice poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (6/3/2019 12:14:00 AM)

    Then catch the moments as they fly,
    And use them as ye ought, man:
    Believe me, happiness is shy,
    And comes not aye when sought, man.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/16/2019 8:12:00 AM)

    " Happiness is shy
    And comes not aye when sought"
    Great truth depicted(Report)Reply

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  • Syquan BeschSyquan Besch (3/22/2019 5:54:00 PM)

    yep me too we have an assignment and that is to look up poems about friendship and copy the link and send it to our teacher(Report)Reply

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  • hhcfkwn (1/8/2019 3:41:00 AM)

    shortpoem thank i need this for my school poem compitition(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (1/1/2019 11:29:00 PM)

    'Believe me, happiness is shy,
    And comes not aye when sought, man.' - True, it often is just like that!(Report)Reply

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  • John BeatonJohn Beaton (1/1/2019 6:18:00 PM)

    He had a fine appetite for life and all its sadness and pleasure. and he filled each poem well, like a good pint.(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/1/2019 2:29:00 PM)

    Very good poem.... thanks......//////(Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (1/1/2019 9:43:00 AM)

    ‘Tis true—happiness comes not when sought, friends. -Glen(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/1/2019 6:55:00 AM)

    A very fine poem.. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/1/2019 3:23:00 AM)

    What his share may be! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/25/2017 6:25:00 AM)

    catch the moments as they fly. Wonderful imagery and superb diction. Thanks for sharing it here.(Report)Reply

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  • Wendy Tyrrell (1/22/2010 5:22:00 PM)

    Erm.... It's Robert Burns we're talking about here. Not known for his sobriety or self-control. But he had a bloody good time while it lasted.(Report)Reply

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  • Deborah Yeries (11/27/2005 11:26:00 AM)

    A bottle can be a friend, and happiness can be elusive, but it is no answer in the end, man.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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