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🎤POEM: “My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns

“My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, Scottish (1759-1796)

Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet, was educated by his father, an Ayrshire farmer.  Although Burns was not fond of farming, it was his closeness to nature that enabled him to depict the hardships of Scottish rural life and the beauty of the landscape in his poems.  Two such poems are “To a Mouse” and “To a Mountain Daisy.”  His approach was opposite to that of the English Romantic poets who depicted rustic life as idyllic.  I love Burns’ use of the Scottish dialect, the freshness of simple, everyday language.  There is nothing abstract or ambiguous in his poetry. Continue reading


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