English poetry

Poems in English

102. To a Mountain Daisy

WEE, modest crimson-tippèd flow’r, Thou’s met me in an evil hour; For I maun crush amang the stoure Thy slender […]

326. Song-The Posie

O LUVE will venture in where it daur na weel be seen, O luve will venture in where wisdom ance […]

360. Song-Ae fond Kiss

AE fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae fareweel, alas, for ever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee, Warring […]

For a’ that and a’ that

Is there, for honest Poverty That hings his head, and a’ that; The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare […]

41. Epistle to John Rankine

O ROUGH, rude, ready-witted Rankine, The wale o’ cocks for fun an’ drinkin! There’s mony godly folks are thinkin, Your […]

138. Address to the Toothache

MY curse upon your venom’d stang, That shoots my tortur’d gums alang, An’ thro’ my lug gies mony a twang, […]

439. Song-My Spouse Nancy

“HUSBAND, husband, cease your strife, Nor longer idly rave, Sir; Tho’ I am your wedded wife Yet I am not […]

78. Epitaph for James Smith

LAMENT him, Mauchline husbands a’, He aften did assist ye; For had ye staid hale weeks awa, Your wives they […]

9. The Ploughman’s Life

AS I was a-wand’ring ae morning in spring, I heard a young ploughman sae sweetly to sing; And as he […]

174. The Bard at Inverary

WHOE’ER he be that sojourns here, I pity much his case, Unless he comes to wait upon The Lord their […]

261. The Wounded Hare

INHUMAN man! curse on thy barb’rous art, And blasted be thy murder-aiming eye; May never pity soothe thee with a […]

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