Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

A Red, Red Rose - Poem by Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Form: Sonnet

Comments about A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

  • (10/8/2018 10:33:00 PM)

    I am your dada and I am Dady (Report) Reply

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  • (5/16/2018 10:29:00 PM)

    the love of rose til the petals fall away (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    Wonderfull roses (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    Very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Evelyn Norcott (3/2/2018 2:04:00 PM)

    I did a course on activelearn about Robert Burns - and am incredibly glad I did. It was this poem that struck me first with the romantic sentimentalism of the rose and the classic similes that we still use today - melodies and roses.
    Forever an old favourite of mine.

    - EN
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  • (2/18/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
    And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
    I will luve thee still, my dear,
    While the sands o' life shall run.- - - beautiful poem- - 10
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  • (2/3/2018 7:36:00 PM)

    Poetry vociferated by a computer generated optical character recognition program is not poetry. It is mindless garbage not resembling any poetry. What a stupid thing to do! (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2018 8:48:00 PM)

    Robert Burns is one of the greatest writers, ever You lefus with much to think upon (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (1/25/2018 4:35:00 AM)

    Such a romantic poem...! (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2018 8:07:00 AM)

    really good I like this guy (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2018 1:51:00 AM)

    i like it thanks for sharing.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Valentin Savin (12/17/2017 3:09:00 AM)

    Such a lovely poem. I've translated it into Russian. Herewith below in my page on
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  • Valentin Savin (12/17/2017 3:06:00 AM)

    А brilliant poem. I've translated it into Russian.
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  • Practicing Poetess (12/16/2017 9:09:00 PM)

    A Scotsman with romance in his blood. Superbly written! A shame that he died so young. The great Eva Cassidy sang a song with this title, loosely based upon Burns' poem. I never realised he also wrote the familiar 'Auld Lang Syne' ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2017 7:47:00 PM)

    this was a beauiful poem like mine lol (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (12/16/2017 6:27:00 PM)

    The first line can never be replaced. (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (12/16/2017 8:03:00 AM)

    A familiar poem to me; and often I don’t recognize the merit in the familiar. But “till all the seas go dry” and “the rocks melt with the sun” are excellent images in sync with the bordering-on-hyperbole expression of the rest. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/16/2017 6:07:00 AM)

    Nice one. Enjoyed the flow and rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (12/16/2017 5:14:00 AM)

    A love poem nicely composed by Poet Robert Burns is very interesting to read! (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/16/2017 3:34:00 AM)

    How most beautiful is this poem, a true classic one of the true honesty, a spontaneous write from the heart. I love Robert Burns since he is so loyal to human's emotions. I love him till today. This poem is worth milliards of votes. Thank you dear Poem Hunter and Team that you have chosen this Poem as Classic Poem of The Day. Humbly, Sylvia Frances Chan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012

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