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25 January 2007 @ 01:34 pm
I Nearly Forgot!  
It's Robert Burns' Birthday today! I don't have a Burns Dinner to attend this year, but I shall raise a glass nonetheless.

And my favourite Burns poem:

Ae Fond Kiss

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
Naething could resist my Nancy:
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met-or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweeli alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

 
 
 
kimurhokimuro on January 25th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
There's naught but care on ev'ry han'
In ev'ry hour that passes-o
What signifies that life o' man
An' 'twer not for the lasses-o

Green grow the rashes-o
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend
Are spent among the lasses-o

(BBC-Scotland Press one of the buttons that says "watch", chose music then Celtic Connections and finally Altan. They perform this song.)
dracschick: Dracula_bigDletteringdracschick on January 26th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
I've read a little of Burns.......
Gerry Butler was suppose to do a movie about him but then I lost track and don't know what's happening.