rabbie burns

They say love conquers all, but how many of us write about our conquests?

One such man did exactly that – Rabbie Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796.) He penned verse about the women he met as he travelled around Scotland, working in menial jobs.

Not only did his lovers provide him with a release from the drudgery, but they also became the muse for his poems and songs. One such song was My Love Is Like A Red, Red, Rose. It is based on traditional sources and American singer songwriter Bob Dylan said the song was the source of his greatest creative inspiration.

The birth of Rabbie Burns or Burns Night is celebrated on January 25th. So let’s have a wee dram to the man whose poems were an inspiration – Rabbie Burns.


by: Robert Burns (1759-1796)

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 bonie 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!
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

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




The Man Who Wept Blood



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s