Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers! Whether you are celebrating the day with that special someone, sharing the love with a cherished friend or family member, or by doing something nice for yourself, I hope it’s a very happy one! Here’s a little ooh la la for you on this day of love, brought to you by the master of love, Scottish poet Robert Burns.
From “Oh Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair” by Robert Burns
O gin my love were yon red rose,
That grows upon the castle wa’;
And I myself a drap o’ dew,
Into her bonie breast to fa’!
O there, beyond expression blest,
I’d feast on beauty a’ the night;
Seal’d on her silk-saft faulds to rest,
Till fley’d awa by Phoebus’ light!
8 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!”
Aww – Robert Burns!!… and I love the climbing roses, too!
Thank you. Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. 🙂
Hi Wendy, Your ooh la la made me smile. I haven’t heard that one in a long time. Pretty poem. Also brings back memories. I am fortunate I have a great deal of love in my life.❤️
Those lines are from my favorite of Burns’ poems (although the first stanza isn’t nearly as suggestive as this one, lol). 😀
Not a fan of Valentine’s Day, but enjoyed your post and the poem 🙂
Aw, thank you. 🙂
Wow! I haven’t seen this poem before. He was a master of classy eroticism as well, wasn’t he? Such vivid imagery! Thank you for this one.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂