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Poem by Robert Burns

Had I A Cave

HAD I a cave on some wild distant shore,
Where the winds howl to the waves dashing roar;
  There would I weep my woes,
  There seek my lost repose,
  Till grief my eyes should close,
    Neer to wake more.

Falsest of womankind, canst thou declare
All thy fond plighted vows-fleeting as air?
  To thy new lover hie,
  Laugh oer thy perjury,
  Then in thy bosom try
    What peace is there!

                      Robert Burns

Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Theres News, Lasses
  2. Scroggam
  3. The Toast
  4. Where are the Joys
  5. My Wifes a Winsome Wee Thing

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