A Bottle And Friend Poem by Robert Burns

A Bottle And Friend

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Deborah Yeries 27 November 2005

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

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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 January 2017

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

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 May 2019

" Happiness is shy And comes not aye when sought" Great truth depicted

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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 25 July 2019

Nice poem.

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person 15 January 2021

i need to learn this for school and i cant be bothered doing it ¬.¬

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Manisha Rani Baral 26 December 2020

Its amazing ??

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Mahtab Bangalee 13 December 2020

Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes not aye when sought, man/// appropriate time comes never; happiness, satisfaction of mind comes never in perfect time or desired time; but it's true that humankind desires not in perfect time; oh what is perfect time- it's complicated in this life

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Mustafa Bellek 13 December 2020

Perfecto !!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 December 2020

Great inference, " happiness is shy, And comes not aye when sought, man" A great classic write worth classic poem of the day.

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Robert Burns

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