Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

A Red, Red Rose - Poem by Robert Burns

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.

Form: Sonnet


Comments about A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

  • Melissa Patty Melissa Patty (1/10/2016 4:46:00 AM)

    Was a pleasure reading this, amazing (Report) Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (8/15/2015 9:06:00 PM)

    ....very nice, love the simile ★ (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (8/15/2015 9:03:00 PM)

    ....very nice, love the simile ★ (Report) Reply

  • Hardy Xu (6/19/2015 6:45:00 AM)

    I have read a poem named 'Epistle to James Smith' in Chinese,and it seems it doesn't exist here? (Report) Reply

  • angel vaughan angel vaughan (5/25/2015 2:21:00 AM)

    The road to love can be short and straight. The return journey back to that wonderful place can be windy, hilly and take what seems forever to get there. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Young (4/16/2015 8:08:00 PM)

    The red rose...the flower of LUVE! (Report) Reply

  • Stephen W (1/24/2015 5:43:00 PM)

    He has written many better and more deeply felt poems.
    He was actually a jack the lad. (Report) Reply

  • Kyle Constant (12/28/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    And I would walk 500 miles! (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 4:25:00 AM)

    Read twice and I‘m sure will read it again. Luve the images. Luve the poem and the emotions. Luve the poet, and the deep commitment he portrays here. Should a maiden be so lucky with such deep devotedness? How blessed is she. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:48:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem indeed buy a great poet (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:47:00 AM)

    beautiful words to his love. a great poet indeed (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/17/2014 10:49:00 PM)

    ..........roses and love are the ingredients for a beautiful poem....loved reading this one... (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen Musfiq Us Shaleheen (4/23/2014 11:38:00 PM)

    And I will come again, my Luve,
    Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

    the power of love.......powered me repeatedly....
    and the only power of human being............................ (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (4/23/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Poke''cat Hedgehog-pikachu (5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM)

    in response to:
    Does anyone know why do many of the words in this poem contain apostrophes?

    It is because the apostrophe holds the place of another letter. (Report) Reply

  • Norman Ayres (4/23/2013 10:04:00 AM)

    it was not until my wife died of cancer that i began writing poetry, i write it all for her in the hope that she can see it, but i know in my heart she can't. if only she was here... (Report) Reply

    Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (10/10/2015 1:51:00 PM)

    She can read your poetry and can feel you! Her soul is eternal and will always be there for you like a guardian angel!

  • Denvor Fernandez (4/23/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    The rose may wither, so will the beloved but the love and sublimity will still beat inside the heart and maybe the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Ray Hosey (4/10/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    this is a wonderful poem about the power of love (Report) Reply

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (12/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, the power of love! (Report) Reply

  • Hanuman Bandreddi (11/24/2012 10:02:00 PM)

    @N O Connor
    if you couldn't understand that go through the site www.robertburns.org (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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