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

  • Rookie 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

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Young (4/16/2015 8:08:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 514 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kyle Constant (12/28/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    And I would walk 500 miles! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,289 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 9,888 Points Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:48:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 9,888 Points Heather Wilkins (7/8/2014 2:47:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (6/17/2014 10:49:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,267 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 13,391 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 28 Points 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

  • Rookie Ray Hosey (4/10/2013 9:43:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (12/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, the power of love! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Nerine O'connor (11/11/2012 1:10:00 PM)

    Does anyone know why do many of the words in this poem contain apostrophes? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gaki 24 (8/20/2012 1:24:00 AM)

    A cruel god reigns....for roses doth have thorns. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 799 Points Ronell Warren Alman (4/23/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    I love this poem! Very heartfelt here! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Allison Helman (4/23/2012 7:06:00 PM)

    I love the scent of this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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