O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose
O 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 will love the 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 dare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile
Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, was one of the pioneers of the ‘Romantic Movement’ that was originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.He has preserved more than 300 Scottish song for the ‘Scottish Musical Museum’. ‘O my luve’s like a red red rose’ is one of them.
This is the first romantic poem of my life. During my teenage, I only took only the ‘romanticism’ of the poem. Afterwards, I understood the meaning, the responsibility and the width. Now I do realize, there is ‘liberalism’ part of it. The poem gives me a sense of love, freedom and togetherness.