A wee bit o' Burns

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:11 am

When, soon or late, they reach that coast,
O’er Life’s rough ocean driven,
May they rejoice, no wand’rer lost,
A family in Heaven.

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:31 am

Lord help me thro’ this warld o’ care!
I’m weary-sick o’t late and air!
Not but I hae a richer share
Than monie ithers;
But why should ae man better fare,
And a’ men brithers?

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:15 am

I was the Queen o’ bonie France,
Where happy I hae been;
Fu’ lightly rase I in the morn,
As blythe lay down at e’en ;
And I’m the sov’reign of Scotland,
And monie a traitor there;
Yet here I lie in foreign bands,
And never ending care.

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 am

May He who gives the rain to pour,
And wings the blast to blaw,
Protect thee frae the driving show’r,
The bitter frost and snaw!

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 am

But pleasures are like poppies spread:
You seize the flow’r, it’s bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white – then melts for ever.

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:02 am

If envious buckies view wi’ sorrow,
Thy lengthen’d days on thy blest morrow,
May Desolation’s lang-teeth’d harrow,
Nine miles an hour,
Rake them, like Sodom and Gomorrah,
In brunstane stoure!

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:15 am

Beneath this cold, green sod lies dead,
That once bewitching dame
That fired Edina’s lustful sons,
And quench’d their glowing flame.

*TO THE MEMORY OF THE UNFORTUNATE MISS BURNS 1791
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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:32 am

‘To whom hae much, more shall be given,’
Is every great man’s faith;
But he, the helpless, needful wretch,
Shall lose the might he hath.

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 am

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!

*AE FOND KISS
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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Norrie Ford » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 am

Still going good Penny.
Was back again last year but the wee man is suffering.
50 times I've been back in 50 years. So whilst I left I never really

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 am

Nae mair ungen’rous wish I hae,
Nor stronger in my breast,
Than, if I canna mak thee sae,
At least to see the blest.
Content am I, if Heaven shall give
But happiness to thee,
And, as wi’ thee I wish to live,
For thee I’d bear to dee.

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Re: A wee bit o' Burns

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:16 am

Wishfully I look and languish
In that bonie face o’ thine,
And my heart is stounds wi’ anguish,
Lest my wee thing be na mine.

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