Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Robbie Burns Day!!

To A Kiss
Humid seal of soft affections,
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss.

Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion's birth, and infants' play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.

Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Ling'ring lips, -- no more to join!
What words can ever speak affection
Thrilling and sincere as thine!
---Robert Burns

And... a song that I was not aware Robbie Burns wrote the lyrics to; Auld Lang Syne. This guy doesn't use the same tune we usually mumble at New Years, but it's kind of pretty;

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