Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Robert Burns Poems

481. Bonie Doon 5/13/2001
482. I Dream'D I Lay 12/31/2002
483. Highland Mary 5/13/2001
484. Fareweel To A'Our Scottish Fame 1/13/2003
485. John Barleycorn: A Ballad 5/13/2001
486. Holy Willie's Prayer 5/13/2001
487. Green Grow The Rashes 1/13/2003
488. A Fiddler In The North 1/1/2004
489. A Poets's Welcome To His Love-Begotten Daughter 5/13/2001
490. To A Louse 12/31/2002
491. Address To The Unco Guid 1/1/2004
492. Song—Composed in Spring 5/13/2001
493. To A Kiss 12/31/2002
494. Tam O' Shanter 12/31/2002
495. Coming Through The Rye 1/13/2003
496. A Dedication 1/1/2004
497. Address To The Tooth-Ache 5/13/2001
498. A Bard's Epitaph 1/1/2004
499. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear 5/13/2001
500. Ae Fond Kiss 5/13/2001
501. Afton Water 5/13/2001
502. Address To The Devil 5/13/2001
503. A Dream 1/1/2004
504. A Bottle And Friend 1/1/2004
505. Address To A Haggis 12/31/2002
506. A Winter Night 5/13/2001
507. Auld Lang Syne 5/13/2001
508. To A Mouse 12/31/2002
509. My Heart's In The Highlands 1/13/2003
510. A Man's A Man For A' That 5/13/2001
511. A Fond Kiss 1/3/2003
512. A Red, Red Rose 5/13/2001

Comments about Robert Burns

  • Cj Mcwilliam Cj Mcwilliam (1/25/2016 5:07:00 AM)

    Scotch is actually the Scottish word for Scots, but the language itself actually differs depending on which area you're in, I think Burns spoke Doric.

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  • Robert Buchanan (7/17/2015 10:31:00 PM)

    Stephen he may well have been drinking Scotch but as Jennifer says the language is Scots or Auld Scots and it was not so much the language which was suppressed but the culture of the people, the music and the dress but to give two examples. Robert Burns was a remarkable man, his breath may have stopped but his voice is still heard.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Address To The Unco Guid

My Son, these maxims make a rule,
An' lump them aye thegither;
The Rigid Righteous is a fool,
The Rigid Wise anither:
The cleanest corn that ere was dight
May hae some pyles o' caff in;
So ne'er a fellow creature slight
For random fits o' daffin.
Solomon.--Eccles. ch. vii. verse 16

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