Robert Burns knew what it was to be in love. He fell in love regularly, from the age of 15 when he met a lass named Nelly, till the day he died. He flirted with Jessy, the lass sent to help his wife Jean, care for him in his last illness.
During his brief lifetime, (he was only 37 when he died in 1796) he wrote many poems (over 300 between 1786 and his death) on a variety of subjects but his love songs are among his best known. He was not the most faithful of husbands, having several illegitimate children to various women, but he must have been the most talented.. still he remained married to his only wife Jean Armour, till the day he died.
His songs still echo the feelings of being in love and resonate down the years.
A Red, Red Rose
A Red, Red Rose .. Robert Burns’ most famous love song.
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 art thou, my bonie 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!
O I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!
Well, since most of us cannot write poems like Robert Burns, we can always buy a present instead.
8 moist heavenly chocolate cupcakes, with red rosettes, that make up a lovely scarlet bouquet.
Your special someone will love you for the gesture.
Even if you ain’t no Robert Burns.
(if you have no one to send them to, you can always send them to us, Cumi & Ciki, your favourite blogging duo!)
Add: A Slice of Heaven at TERRACE at Hock Choon,
241-B Lorong Nibong off Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia