Carpe Diem Haiku – Rose (and Robert Burns)

For Carpe Diem today prompt rose I thought I do it a little different. One of my favorite poems all time is A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns. I let my haiku triplet be inspired by this poem. I have attached Robert Burns poem at the end.
Picture today I took from wikimedia commons


my love a red rose
freshest sprung in early June
melody inside
eternal love
until the seas gone dry
forever you
love as I am gone
ten thousand miles away
will return again

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.
November 19, 2012

13 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Rose (and Robert Burns)

    • Thank you Kristjaan. I thought it was interesting to use an old Scottish song as prompt for haiku.

      Maybe I should do the opposite some time. Write a sonnet on a haiku prompt.

  1. Sonnets are very beautiful.. and I would have never known about Robert Burns had it not been for you.. his work is stunning.. as well as yours! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for writing this romantic post.
    I always said that Robert Burns had a suitable surname for his poetry is very bright and always “burns”. A coincidence: the title of my post is “Burning in love” (I chose that title before coming here, believe me)
    About your passionate haiku, they are also burning following Burns’ inspiration.
    I specially like this line, “until the seas gone dry.
    Good idea writing a sonnet on a haiku prompt. A sonnet is the most difficult form of poetry to me; it takes me hours and hours to write one.

    • I will try to do a sonnet by expanding a haiku. I think it might work out. I train every day writing iambic poetry, so it goes quicker now, than it used to.

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