Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

A Fond Kiss - Poem by Robert Burns

A fond kiss, and then we sever;
A farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.
I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
Nothing could resist my Nancy;
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love forever.
Had we never lov'd say kindly,
Had we never lov'd say blindly,
Never met--or never parted--
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare thee well, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee well, thou best and dearest!
Thine be like a joy and treasure,
Peace. enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
A fond kiss, and then we sever;
A farewell, alas, forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!


Comments about A Fond Kiss by Robert Burns

  • Dr Sachidananda Panda (8/13/2019 6:34:00 PM)

    Thine be like a joy and treasure,
    Peace. enjoyment, love, and pleasure! most interesting to acknowledge that one action carries all the above elements with it.
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  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/4/2019 12:31:00 AM)

    But to see her was to love her;
    Love but her, and love forever.
    Had we never lov'd say kindly,
    Had we never lov'd say blindly,
    Never met- or never parted-
    We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
    Fare thee well, thou first and fairest!


    wow great
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Britte Ninad (5/23/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    Had we never lov'd say kindly,
    Had we never lov'd say blindly................o love, kiss but not on blind lips
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  • Castellenas John (3/18/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    A amazing poem for the kiss. One of the great writers. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/1/2019 2:08:00 PM)

    Don’t ask but a random lyric of Van Morrison brought me here. Benights me. Just beautiful. (Report)Reply

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  • Gordon R Menzies (10/30/2018 2:30:00 PM)

    The title of the song in Auld Scots is Ae Fond Kiss...it has been wrongly translated here as A Fond Kiss when it should be One Fond Kiss... He is asking for one last kiss before parting. (Report)Reply

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  • Robin Rambles On (8/24/2018 6:18:00 AM)

    This is quite divine at its best lovely (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2018 4:13:00 AM)

    A beautiful song also, Eddie Reader does a wonderful version. I heard it in my head as I read this (Report)Reply

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  • Ini Mendy (4/26/2018 12:12:00 PM)

    Lovely piece. I love the rhymes! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/21/2018 9:44:00 AM)

    Lovely poem and lovely rhyme.
    It sounds musical.

    SylvaOnyema Uba
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  • (4/6/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    How nice.i wanted to read it again and again.like i try to do Tagores Gitangly. Make it a mantra (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2017 4:18:00 AM)

    Wow This piece pierces the heart. I love it. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/14/2017 11:57:00 AM)

    its pretty good and I personally liked it (Report)Reply

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  • Antoinette Watkins (12/6/2017 1:03:00 PM)

    Love forever
    Life forever
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  • Marcquiese Burrell (6/26/2017 6:58:00 PM)

    Fare thee well, thou first and fairest!
    Fare thee well, thou best and dearest!

    The first love is always remembered so fondly...
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  • Sylvaonyema Uba (1/26/2017 9:59:00 AM)

    But to see her was to love her.
    Love but her, and love forever.

    An extravagant and great expression of love coming from the master himself, Robert Burns.
    Nice poem!

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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  • (12/15/2016 8:56:00 AM)

    what he is saying is it was all worth it and he would do it all again if he could. (Report)Reply

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  • Earnest Gatuma (11/3/2016 5:12:00 AM)

    Exceptional...I love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (9/2/2016 4:36:00 AM)

    'A fond kiss, and then we sever' may sound a misnomer but we cannot overlook its charm.
    Had we never lov'd say blindly,
    Never met- or never parted-
    We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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