Ae Fond Kiss Poem by Robert Burns

Ae Fond Kiss

Rating: 3.1

1 Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
2 Ae fareweel, and then forever!
3 Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
4 Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
5 Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
6 While the star of hope she leaves him?
7 Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me;
8 Dark despair around benights me.

9 I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
10 Naething could resist my Nancy;
11 But to see her was to love her;
12 Love but her, and love forever.
13 Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
14 Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
15 Never met--or never parted--
16 We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

17 Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
18 Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
19 Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
20 Peace. enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
21 Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
22 Ae fareweel, alas, forever!
23 Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
24 Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!

Mahtab Bangalee 21 October 2019

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae farewell, and then forever! // superb and beautiful

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Dominic Windram 21 October 2019

Lovely love poem that vividly captures the joys and sorrows of a relationship.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 October 2018

Such a lovely poem by Robert Burns...................

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Bill Wright 01 October 2016

Another beautiful love poem from the Bard, beautiful when sung.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 21 April 2018

Good poem embellished in an octave of three equal stanzas. Beautiful rhyme scheme of Aa, bb, cc. dd in the first Octave. SylvaOnyema Uba

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Practicing Poetess 21 October 2019

The Scottish spelling only adds to the charm of this love poem by the great Robert Burns! Aptly chosen as Poem of the Day.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 October 2019

Fantastic love song depicting joy on finding ones love and sense of jubilation that follows and acute pain over severing relations with that love and parting for ever. A great classic and well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Kingsley Egbukole 21 October 2019

Beautifully articulated. Thanks for sharing Kingsley Egbukole

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Tamara Beryl Latham 21 October 2019

Love can be a crown or crucifix as evidenced by the words of Burns, the poet. Profound. : -)

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Ramesh T A 21 October 2019

Farewell with a fond kiss does not end real eternal love says the poet! It's an expression true passion of love sure!

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Ayrshire / Scotland
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