Many poems and songs that remain well – known across the world
today, include A RED,RED ROSE . It was devoted to his wife Jean Armour.
ONE FOND KISS
One fond kiss, and then we sever!
One farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I will pledge
Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage
Robert Burns Wife
( in 1788 )
O, my love is like a red, red
That is newly sprung in June.
O, my love is like the melody,
That is sweetly played in tune.
As fair are you, my lovely lass,
So deep in love am I,
And I will love you still, my
Till all the seas go dry.
Till all the seas go dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun!
O, I will love you still, my Dear
While the sands of life shall run.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, no cheerful twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around overtakes me.
I will never blame my partial fancy:
Nothing could resist my Nancy!
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love for ever
Had we never loved so kindly
Had we never loved so blindly,
Never met –or never partedWe had never been broken-hearted.
(Video red red rose)