A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns
A Red, Red Rose Time Quotes
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O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June: (1-2)
So wait a second. Does this mean that the speaker's love can, like a flower, only bloom in spring, when the conditions are just right? That doesn't quite jive with the speaker's later emphasis on the immortality of his love, now does it? Here it seems like his love is subject to the forces of time.
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry: (7-8)
That's more like it. Here he's all, yep, my love is timeless. Take that, you ocean.