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A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns


"A Red, Red Rose" is a poem written by Robert Burns. This poem is about Burns expressing his love for a woman. He states that he will continue to love ("or luve" as he says) until all the seas have gone dry. He says that he will miss his love and come back for her, even though he'll be ten thousand miles away.

This poem is written as four stanzas with four lines in each. It is rhymed as ABCB. The rhythm is put into lines of eight and six syllables that alternate.

A Red, Red Rose

O, my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my Luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair as thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve 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:
I will love thess till, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run:

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

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