Saturday, May 16, 2009

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 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!

Robert Burns

I'm in the mood for love poems today because the winner of this season's first-rose-to-bloom race in my garden was the perfectly-formed, incredibly fragrant Mr. Lincoln, which popped open just this morning. I like white roses best, but this one is my own hunk o' burnin' love's favorite, so it will always have a place in our garden.

Hope everyone out there is having a beautiful weekend.


Julana said...

That's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard Rene Clausen's arrangement of Frost's poem? Beautiful. There are a few videos circulating on the internet of it. One of my favorite pieces of chamber music, b/c it's harmonies are just so juicy.

Also, do you have any recommendations on "gardening for dummies" books? Besides "Gardening for Dummies," I mean? ;)

Brenda Coulter said...

Laurel: No, I haven't heard it. Link?

Sorry, I can't rec any good gardening books. I progress by trial and error. I've wasted all kinds of money by doing things wrong in my garden.

Julana, always nice to see you here.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you asked for a link b/c I put the wrong composer. It was James Mulholland, not Rene Clausen. Here's a link from youtube of the arrangement:

I didn't dig around TOO deeply to find the best choir on there, but this one does a pretty good job. The harm are just so juicy and warm. I love it! Sang it a lot when I was in chamber choirs in college and high school. Hope you enjoy:)

Brenda Coulter said...

Okay, I have heard that before. Lovely. Thanks for the link.