Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Robert Burns Poems

201. Forlorn, My Love, No Comfort Here 10/25/2014
202. Epitaph On James Grieve 10/25/2014
203. Election Ballad At Close Of Contest For Representing The Dumfries Burghs, 1790 10/24/2014
204. 152. Extempore In The Court Of Session 10/24/2014
205. Death And Dr. Hornbook 10/24/2014
206. Poem On Pastoral Poetry 10/24/2014
207. Verses Written With A Pencil At The Inn At Kenmore 11/15/2014
208. Song—my Collier Laddie 11/15/2014
209. Song—m'Pherson's Farewell 11/15/2014
210. Sketch In Verse, Inscribed To The Right Hon. C. J. Fox 11/15/2014
211. Song—the Bonie Wee Thing 11/15/2014
212. Song—behold, My Love, How Green The Groves 11/15/2014
213. Song—i Hae A Wife O' My Ain 11/15/2014
214. Song—fairest Maid On Devon's Banks 11/15/2014
215. Song—the Young Highland Rover 11/15/2014
216. Song—by Allan Stream 11/15/2014
217. Epitaph For James Smith 11/15/2014
218. Ballad On Mr. Heron's Election—no. 1 11/15/2014
219. Complimentary Epigram To Mrs. Riddell 11/15/2014
220. Song—of A' The Airts The Wind Can Blaw 11/15/2014
221. Address Spoken By Miss Fontenelle 11/15/2014
222. Stanzas, On The Same Occasion 11/15/2014
223. Song—the Bonie Moor-Hen 11/14/2014
224. Ode For General Washington's Birthday 11/14/2014
225. The Twa Herds; Or, The Holy Tulyie 11/14/2014
226. Song—had I A Cave 11/14/2014
227. Frae The Friends And Land I Love 10/25/2014
228. On A Scotch Bard, Gone To The West Indies 10/27/2014
229. Grace Before And After Meat 10/27/2014
230. Epitaph On &Quot;Wee Johnnie&Quot; 10/25/2014
231. Commemoration Of Rodney's Victory 10/27/2014
232. Farewell To The Banks Of Ayr 10/27/2014
233. Song—anna, Thy Charms 11/14/2014
234. Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots 11/14/2014
235. Song—beware O' Bonie Ann 11/14/2014
236. The Bard At Inverary 11/11/2014
237. On The Late Captain Grose's Peregrinations 11/15/2014
238. Mr. William Smellie: A Sketch 11/15/2014
239. Song—stay My Charmer 11/15/2014
240. Song—the Lass Of Cessnock Banks 11/15/2014

Comments about Robert Burns

  • h dog (11/21/2017 10:49:00 AM)

    i hate poems i'm here for a English project ya'll nerds

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  • h dog (11/21/2017 10:48:00 AM)

    i hate poems i'm here for a English project ya'll r nerds

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  • Aina  Tumininu Aina Tumininu (11/22/2016 2:18:00 AM)

    I love these poems

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  • Satan Satan (10/7/2016 3:56:00 AM)

    these poems r gr9 well done robert x

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  • Kenneth Bowen (6/30/2016 2:31:00 AM)

    The audio for To a Mouse is atrocious. Wi' should be pronounced wi (as in with excluding the th sound) not W I; the same for na which stands for not, instead of N A. I can't believe you let this be published.
    I expected a true Scottish rendition, not someone's feeble attempt. Also, the reader knows absolutely nothing about reading poetry.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Robert Burns

My Heart's In The Highlands

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring ...

Read the full of My Heart's In The Highlands

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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