Happy Burns Day!

For Rabbie…

Happy Burns Day!


Ye Banks and Braes

“Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie doon
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant ye little birds
And i sae weary full o’ care?

Ye’ll break my heart ye warbling birds
That wanton through the flowery thorn
Ye ‘mind me o’ departed joys
Departed never to return

Oft hae i roved by bonnie doon
To see the rose and woodbine twine
And ilka bird sang o’ its love
And fondly sae did i o’ mine

Wi’ lightsome heart i pulled a rose
Full sweet upon its thorny tree
And my false lover stole my rose
But ah she left the thorn wi’ me”

(Robert Burns, 1791)

*I filmed this on location in bonny Roslin Glen, one of Scotland’s magical places of nature…

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