January 26, 2011

Robert Burns

Prompt from Poetic Asides: burns - inspired by the Scottish poet Robert Burns and in honor of Burns Night, which is celebrated around the world annually on January 25

I spent a cozy hour
with the words of Robert Burns,
and when I slept my dreams
were filled with flowers and ferns.

I slept beside the Afton
that whispered softly in my ears,
and dreamt of old-time friends
I’d known in yester-years.

I dreamed of a red, red rose
as crimson-hued as blood,
of heather and of glens
and lovely flower buds.

I dwelt among the highlands
through all that pleasant rest,
and to this day that dream
has been one of the best.

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