In Honor of Robert Burns  

womanoirish 55F
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1/25/2006 5:45 am

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In Honor of Robert Burns

Today is the birthday of Robert Burns (1759-1796), a great Scottish poet. This evening many will be celebrating with Burns Suppers. So raise a glass this evening, if you're so inclined, and toast a wonderful poet.

Below is one of my favorite Burns poem/song.

Behold, My Love, How Green The Groves
written in 1794

Behold, my love, how green the groves,
The primrose banks how fair;
The balmy gales awake the flowers,
And wave thy flowing hair.

The lav'rock shuns the palace gay,
And o'er the cottage sings:
For Nature smiles as sweet, I ween,
To Shepherds as to Kings.

Let minstrels sweep the skilfu' string,
In lordly lighted ha':
The Shepherd stops his simple reed,
Blythe in the birken shaw.

The Princely revel may survey
Our rustic dance wi' scorn;
But are their hearts as light as ours,
Beneath the milk-white thorn!

The shepherd, in the flowery glen;
In shepherd's phrase, will woo:
The courtier tells a finer tale,
But is his heart as true!

These wild-wood flowers I've pu'd, to deck
That spotless breast o' thine:
The courtiers' gems may witness love,
But, 'tis na love like mine.

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
1/27/2006 6:28 am

Thanks, I love hearing about other countries celebrations.

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
1/29/2006 7:15 pm

I read Burns in college. Wonderful talent!

Flowers from a lover are more valuable than all the wealth of men.

Blog On!

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
2/5/2006 3:56 pm

Saint and Keith, why in the hell didn't you tell us about this blog? This is all kinds of fun.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

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