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

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

    very very nice poem.thank you (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2018 8:39:00 PM)

    wow beautifulkeep writing dear Robert10 (Report) Reply

  • Bhagabat 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

  • (10/8/2018 10:33:00 PM)

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

  • (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
    (Report) Reply

  • (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

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Read poems about / on: june, red, rose, sun, life, sea, spring, running

Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012

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