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A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns

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A Red, Red Rose
2002-12-01
Added by: Danielle
This poem is really stupid, no offense to Robert Burns, but couldn't he write a story with a little less hyperbole's and simile's? That's what the whole freaking thing is. Maybe it's b/c I freaking have to do a project on it! Now if you want to hear a good poem about Roses, fine Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose." That's a good poem!
To Danielle (& others)
2003-08-16
Added by: C J Strolin
In six lines you call this Robert Burns poem "stupid" and, in doing so, make three errors in spelling and one in grammar. Can you see how this might make others less likely to take your opinion seriously?

On the other side of the coin, however, I do agree that the Dorothy Parker poem you mention has to be one of the best written on the subject of roses or, for that matter, any other subject as well. Parker was brilliant and is far more easily read today than Burns is but that doesn't make him less of a poet. And "stupid"? Not hardly.
poetry meets jazz
2003-09-25
Added by: anne
Do you know the song "just one of those things"by Ella Fitzgerald? She sings:"As Dorothy Parker once said to her boyfriend -fare thee well-..."
That's how I came to your site, and found it's seems to come for the poem of R. Burns. I discovered "one perfect rose", but is there another poem where she could have said it? I would like to discover the answer...even if I'm french-speaking!
A Red, Red Rose
2004-01-20
Added by: Marcia
How could you say this is stupid. You must have never been in love with someone. Rene Clausen set this text to music (Mark Foster Co). and when we sing... "I will love thee still, till all the seas gang dry", I have a picture in my mind of perfect peace with my husband. So sad for you, Danielle, that you just don't get it!
Love=Faithfulness
2004-04-28
Added by: Katherine
Robert Burns, who died two years after writing this poem, could not have known true, pure love. "A Red, Red Rose" relates the fluttery feelings one gets when in a romantic relationship, but-- come on! He had too many mistresses before finally marrying one woman, evident in his eight children born illegitimately by five women. How can a man sleep around that much and still use the word love lightly after he's married? (Excluding, of course, that he wrote in the Scottish dialect, and preferred to say "luve". An amusing loophole, is it not?) No; he either wrote this for another woman or for the simple purpose of writing.
2005-01-11
Added by: Gillian
Just a wee a comment to say I absolutely love Poem. I feel that Robert Burns is not just speaking about being in love, but also describing falling in love by the words "newly sprung." Does anyone else see this? If so please get in touch.
2005-01-11
Added by: Gillian
Just a wee a comment to say I absolutely love Poem. I feel that Robert Burns is not just speaking about being in love, but also describing falling in love by the words "newly sprung." Does anyone else see this? If so please get in touch.
2005-01-21
Added by: Charlotte
I don't think the poem has enough depth to decide whether he actually did experience true love or not. The poem is very tightly structured and i do not feel any emotins of sadness and isolation coming from it.
da da da
2005-03-09
Added by: shelby
hey yall i just like saw this poem on here bc we have to sing it in choir n like yea. i think its pretty tho i dont know maybe im weird
Spectacular
2005-06-13
Added by: unknown
i think that this poem by robert burns is spectacular!.. it brings so much intrest to attention, and obviously someone who thinks that its stupid doesn't know real poetry

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