Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
We’re posting poems about love that can be given in a letter, a card, or simply read for Valentine’s Day.
Below you can read and listen to A Red, Red Rose from the Scottish poet Robert Burns. He wrote the New Year’s poem and song Auld Lang Syne. You can hear that both poems are in the same meter. A Red, Red Rose can actually be sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne! The recording here is of someone reciting it.
A Red, Red RoseO 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 thou art, 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 with the sun; I will luve thee still my dear, When the sands of 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.
Viva la romance!
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