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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Highlight Poetry (6)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
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Highlight Poetry is a meme created by Lace & Lavender Hints to celebrate a poem once a week.

Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

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

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
 So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve 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 luve thee still, my dear,
 While the sands of o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
 And fare thee well, a while!
 And I will come again, my Luve,
 Tho' it were ten thousand mile.



Well this is technically a song, but is often published as a poem so... I'll allow it. :D  It gives me an excuse to add some singing John Barrowman to this post.  I fell in love with this poem because of the Barrowman song and how beautifully soft and romantic it is.  It reminds me of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, a wonderful time travel romance (the Scottish influence of course helps).  There is such a timelessness in the way the author of the poem describes his love, and poignancy in the end that he has to say farewell.

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4 comments:

  1. *melts* His voice is SO gorgeous! I do think it fits 'Outlander' so well..maybe they should cast him as Jamie Fraser for the new show they are making!

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    1. Ooh Barrowman for Jamie, that is a fantastic idea! I would love to see that! Or if they ever make Outlander into a musical, they must cast Barrowman!

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    2. They did actually but I think it was only a regional production! http://www.outlanderthemusical.com/ I totally think Barrowman would do a great job with these songs..and they could dye his hair red..it would work for me LOL

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    3. Oh that's right! I forgot about that musical! Barrowman as a red head would work for me too! :)

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