Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear


Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear, Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear; Thou art sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet, And soft as their parting tear - Jessy. Although thou maun never be mine, Although even hope is denied; 'Tis sweeter for thee despairing, Than aught in the warld beside - Jessy. Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear, Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear; Thou art sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet, And soft as their parting tear - Jessy. I mourn thro' the gay, gaudy day, As, hopeless, I muse on thy charms; But welcome the dream o' sweet slumber, For then I am lockt in thy arms - Jessy. Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear, Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear; Thou art sweet as the smile when fond lovers meet, And soft as their parting tear - Jessy.

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Cal Macaninch

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1796 and is read here by Cal Macaninch.

Themes for this poem

love death anguish

Selected for 28 June

We present another poem dedicated to Jessie Lewars. She tended tenderly to the ailing poet on what was to be his deathbed.

Donny O'Rourke

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