Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Robert Burns Poems

41. Address Tothe Devil 3/29/2010
42. Ae Fond Kiss 5/13/2001
43. Afton Water 5/13/2001
44. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear 5/13/2001
45. Airlin's Fine Braes 3/29/2010
46. Anna, Thy Charms 1/1/2004
47. Another On The Said Occasion 10/25/2014
48. Apology To Mr. Syme For Not Dining With Him 11/15/2014
49. Auld Farmer's New-Year-Morning 12/31/2002
50. Auld Lang Syne 5/13/2001
51. Ballad On Mr. Heron's Election—no. 1 11/15/2014
52. Ballad On Mr. Heron's Election—no. 2 11/15/2014
53. Ballad On Mr. Heron's Election—no. 3 11/15/2014
54. Ballad On Mr. Heron's Election—no. 4 10/25/2014
55. Ballad On The American War 10/25/2014
56. Banks O' Doon, The 12/31/2002
57. Battle Of Sherramuir, The 12/31/2002
58. Behold The Hour, The Boat, Arrive 10/25/2014
59. Birks Of Aberfeldie, The 12/31/2002
60. Birthday Ode For 31st December, 1787 10/25/2014
61. Bonie Doon 5/13/2001
62. Bonie Jean: A Ballad 11/15/2014
63. Bonie Lesley 3/29/2010
64. Bonie Peggy Alison 12/31/2002
65. Bonie Wee Thing, The 12/31/2002
66. Bonnie Lesley 5/13/2001
67. Burlesque Lament Fo Wm. Creech's Absence 11/15/2014
68. Ca' The Yowes To The Knowes 5/13/2001
69. Caledonia: A Ballad 11/14/2014
70. Carigieburn Wood 5/13/2001
71. Coming Through The Rye 1/13/2003
72. Commemoration Of Rodney's Victory 10/27/2014
73. Complimentary Epigram To Mrs. Riddell 11/15/2014
74. Cotter's Saturday Night, The 12/31/2002
75. Craigieburn Wood 11/6/2014
76. Death And Dr. Hornbook 10/24/2014
77. Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The 12/31/2002
78. Despondency -- An Ode 5/13/2001
79. Duncan Gray 5/13/2001
80. Election Ballad At Close Of Contest For Representing The Dumfries Burghs, 1790 10/24/2014

Comments about Robert Burns

  • Jennifer Barker (5/21/2015 12:02:00 PM)

    The language is actually Scots, not Scotch (as in the whisky) . It is a 800+ year old language.

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  • Stephen W (1/1/2014 5:22:00 PM)

    @Ryan Walker: he was writing in Scotch, a perfectly respectable language, later suppressed by a tyrannical government.

  • Ryan Walker (1/26/2012 12:13:00 PM)

    Interesting. His poetry reminds me of when I read Mark Twain's Huckelberry Finn. It's a great use of broken and common language. It certainly adds an aspect to his poetry.

  • Ted Mohr (12/11/2009 11:35:00 AM)

    Your copy of Robert Burns' A Man's a Man for A' That appears to me to have left out one line in the final stanza which when entered would make the 5th and 6th lines read:
    For a' that, an' a' that,
    It’s cuming yet, for a' that,

Best Poem of Robert Burns

A Red, Red Rose

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.

Read the full of A Red, Red Rose

To A Louse

On Seeing One on a Lady's Bonnet at Church

Ha! whare ye gaun' ye crowlin ferlie?
Your impudence protects you sairly;
I canna say but ye strunt rarely
Owre gauze and lace,
Tho faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
On sic a place.

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