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

  • Angelima (5/25/2020 6:59:00 PM)

    That's a prime poem, Robert Burns is priming.(Report)Reply

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  • Big Shlong Master (5/15/2020 6:57:00 AM)

    Love it *sigh* had me in tears(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (11/3/2019 11:41:00 PM)

    How Beautiful!
    Real Love Poetry! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Dawn Hodgetts (10/1/2019 12:31:00 PM)

    To my darling Gordon wherever you may be xx(Report)Reply

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  • Tapaswini12f@gmail.co (9/5/2019 10:23:00 PM)

    Poverty is a curse, let all know(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/4/2019 12:30:00 AM)

    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.


    beautiful sonnet
    love it
    great
    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    to my FAV list(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/2/2019 5:22:00 AM)

    Time and again I still enjoy this absolute classic poem, classic since the day he created this, simple words but containing a greatest read-appeal, so true, an immortal poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Gayatri PhukanGayatri Phukan (1/5/2019 12:33:00 AM)

    very very nice poem.thank you(Report)Reply

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  • susheela Shiju (11/13/2018 8:39:00 PM)

    wow beautifulkeep writing dear Robert10(Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/10/2018 9:59:00 PM)

    Rose blooms in the garden...We feel the love of rose in the heart..................(Report)Reply

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  • I am Dady dada (10/8/2018 10:33:00 PM)

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

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  • Kelvin Spencer (5/16/2018 10:29:00 PM)

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

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  • Brenda breunig (5/12/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    Wonderfull roses(Report)Reply

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  • Dinendra Kumar (4/19/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    Very good poem(Report)Reply

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  • Evelyn NorcottEvelyn 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(Report)Reply

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  • Israj Ali (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(Report)Reply

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  • John Speakman (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

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  • Linda Smith (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

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

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

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  • Isaac Manders (1/21/2018 8:07:00 AM)

    really good I like this guy(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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