“Gi’e me a spark o’ Nature’s fire that’s a’ the learning I desire.”
– Robert Burns
Robert Burns was a celebrated Scottish poet and lyricist who was considered as the national poet of Scotland. His poetry in Scots language is held in high regard though he also wrote in English and is known for his blunt political verses. Being the pioneer of Romantic movement, his work became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism thereby making him a cultural icon of Scotland. The poems of Robert Burns offer spontaneity, directness, sincerity, and the wide range of his themes makes his poems a roller coaster of highs and lows. His poems spanned from farm life, regional experiences and traditional culture to rebellion against orthodox religion and morality. Apart from creating original compositions, Burns also collected Scottish folk songs, revised and adapted them.
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So 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 love thee still, my dear,
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