Happy Rabbie Burns Day

Happy Rabbie Burns Day

It’s Rabbie Burns Night in my home and native land – that’s Scotland, for those of you who don’t know.

It’s the day we, as a nation, celebrate poet Robert Burns, our national bard. It also happens to be his birthday! Coincidence?? I think not.

Here’s one of Burns’ most famous poems, to whet your appetite for more…

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June :
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I :
And I will love 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 :
And I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only love,
And fare thee weel a while !
And I will come again, my love,
Thou’ it were ten thousand mile.

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