Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Carigieburn Wood

Poem by Robert Burns

Sweet fa's the eve on Craigieburn,
And blythe awakens the morrow,
But a' the pride o' spring's return
Can yield me nocht but sorrow.

I see the flowers and spreading trees,
I hear the wild birds singing;
But what a weary wight can please,
And care his bosom wringing?

Fain, fain would I my griefs impart,
Yet darena for your anger'
But secret love will break my heart,
If I conceal it langer.

If thou refuse to pity me,
If thou shalt love anither,
When yon green leaves fade frae the tree,
Around my grave they'll wither.


Comments about Carigieburn Wood by Robert Burns

  • Douglas Scotney (9/2/2016 9:50:00 PM)

    I know someone couldna a cared less for his anger.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/2/2016 3:28:00 PM)

    He knew how to write and bare his heart. The rhythm is so there, pulsing in every line.... like a heartbeat(Report)Reply

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  • Mizzy ........Mizzy ........ (9/2/2016 9:33:00 AM)

    Beautifully written poem......(Report)Reply

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  • Partha Pratim GoswamiPartha Pratim Goswami (9/2/2016 6:23:00 AM)

    An astounding poem to show the hovering and grief of losing his love.Love is nature here and its lack is explained in a striking manner.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/2/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    I see the flowers! ! And the ways opf nature. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/2/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    Fain, fain would I my griefs impart,
    Yet darena for your anger'
    But secret love will break my heart,
    If I conceal it langer.
    It shows your deep love and concern.
    Thanks for the sharing,10 for it.
    Subhas(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2001


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