A Red Red Rose

It was a much better day today, just a bit chilly and  windy. So, we ventured out with gloves and scarves. 

We went to Alloway in Ayr - the birthplace of Robbie Burns

This is the cottage where he was born.

We also visited the gardens and the Brig O'Doon which I will do a post on in a couple of days. While in the gardens I spotted this red rose and it made me think of one of Burns poem.

He penned lots of famous poems and songs. One of which is 'A Red Red Rose'.

A Red, Red Rose

by Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That’s sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve

And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
Mmm, now isn't that a wonderful poem? 
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Jama said…
A very gorgeous macro of the rose!
lotusleaf said…
Lovely rose and poem to match!Thanks for your visit.
Paul said…
A beautiful rose and a beautiful poem. I used to sing the song when I was young. He died oh so young.
Dianna said…
I've never heard him referred to as "Robbie". Perfect that you found a rose to accompany one of his poems.
Thanks for sharing photos of your adventure with us!
Jill said…
Beautiful! That you should find the red rose seems to me to be a sign that he lives on. His poem is so heartfelt.
Roan said…
That is one of my favorite poems and it certainly goes well with the rose pic. Bother are beautiful!
TexWisGirl said…
gorgeous rose. and such a deep luve is that!
gina said…
What serendipity to find a red rose in his garden! Beautiful!
Karen said…
Oh, lovely shots Ellie. The rose goes with the poem perfectly.
Beautiful shot of the rose and a lovely poem that matches perfectly!
lisa said…
Sounds like it was a fun visit Ellie, and that rose is just gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great evening!

Annabella said…
Are you going all cultural on us Ellie? Tee hee. Beautiful rose and thanks for the poem.
Hello Ellie! Glad you are blogging I look forward to lovely pics from your part of the world. I love Escape to the Country and so much enjoy that hour long show twice weekly. Interesting photos and love the poem in the olde-worlde-English.
Pat said…
What a wonderfully historic place to visit! Love the poem and the rose.
CameraCruise said…
Beautiful shots!
Love the red rose and the lovely poem.
Thanks for sharing.
Buttons said…
It is a wonderful poem and rose. B
Pat MacKenzie said…
I love that poem by Robert Burns - so romantic
I love those thatched roofs on the old cottages. Amazing!

And I know this poem -- I think we all recognize it -- but your photo is a perfect accompaniment to Mr. Burns' prose. :)
Rose said…
that is a beautiful poem and a beautiful rose.
missing moments said…
Wonderful photos and poem!
Such a pretty poem and photo!
Debbie said…
the rose is pretty but the cottage is awesome!! xo
Kala said…
Gorgeous red rose!

Happy Macro Monday
Ida said…
Lovely Poetry, Beautiful Rose and what a great cottage.
geetlee said…
this is a beautiful beautiful rose shot.
I love it!! :)
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deb duty said…
What an interesting place to visit! The poem is so beautiful and so is your rose!
Sivinden said…
What a beautiful rose - and poem.
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