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Poem by Robert Burns


Sae Flaxen Were


SAE flaxen were her ringlets,
  Her eyebrows of a darker hue,
Bewitchingly oerarching
  Twa laughing een o bonnie blue.
Her smiling, see wyling,
  Wad make a wretch forget his woe;
What pleasure, what treasure,
  Unto these rosy lips to grow!
Such was my Chloris bonnie face,
  When first her bonnie face I saw,
And aye my Chloris dearest charm,
  She says she loes me best of a.

Like harmony her motion;
  Her pretty ancle is a spy
Betraying fair proportion,
  Wad make a saint forget the sky;
Sae warming, sae charming,
  Her faultless form and gracefu air;
Ilk feature-auld Nature
  Declard that she could do nae mair:
Hers are the willing chains o love,
  By conquering beautys sovereign law;
And aye my Chloris dearest charm,
  She says she loes me best of a.

Let others love the city,
  And gaudy show at sunny noon;
Gie me the lonely valley,
  The dewy eve, and rising moon
Fair beaming, and streaming
  Her silver light the boughs amang;
While falling, recalling,
  The amorous thrush concludes his sang:
There, dearest Chloris, wilt thou rove
  By wimpling burn and leafy shaw,
And hear my vows o truth and love,
  And say thou loes me best of a?



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Tam Samsons Elegy
  2. To The Same
  3. Could Aught of Song
  4. O Whare Bid Ye Get
  5. It Is Na, Jean, Thy Bonnie Face


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