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

  • 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

  • Ini Mendy (4/26/2018 12:12:00 PM)


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

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


    Lovely poem and lovely rhyme.
    It sounds musical.

    SylvaOnyema Uba
    (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (12/28/2017 4:18:00 AM)


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

  • (12/14/2017 11:57:00 AM)


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

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


    Love forever
    Life forever
    (Report) Reply

  • 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...
    (Report) Reply

  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2016 8:56:00 AM)

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

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


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

  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2016 10:48:00 AM)


    Deep emotions beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/13/2016 1:01:00 AM)


    Deep in the heart; with the muse of love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2014 5:25:00 PM)


    .............how could they part after a fond kiss like this.....beautiful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2014 7:00:00 PM)


    A lot of yearning, desire, and hope. An intangible love often dreamt of, never forgotten, treasured. Much to appearance, maybe delusion not true. (Report) Reply

  • Aanuoluwa Adebanjo (1/13/2014 9:31:00 AM)


    A beautiful piece of poetry on farewell just that some words are not best interpreted or translated but i must say it's a nice one (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2014 5:22:00 AM)


    calm and beautiful.nice poem. was it a woman?
    express farewell.very nice
    (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (1/13/2014 2:39:00 AM)


    This poetry is a ode to a fleeting woman who left strong memories to kindle his poetic senses........ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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