01 June 2012

Poem of the Week: For the Sake of Somebody by Robert Burns

A melancholy piece o' poetry by the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. The lyrics give my heart a queer ache, as if longing for something I've never seen. Perhaps the best thing about this particular selection is the manner in which Burns draws in your soul with his words. The story he tells feels like one you've known for years, and he paints the plight of his hero in a manner so heartfelt that you can't help but feel overwhelmed with sympathy — and all for someone you've never met.

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For the Sake of Somebody
By Robert Burns

My heart is sair, I dare na tell,
My heart is sair for Somebody;
I could wake a winter night
For the sake o' Somebody.
Oh-hon! for Somebody!
Oh-hey! for Somebody!
I could range the world around,
For the sake o' Somebody!

Ye Powers that smile on virtuous love,
O, sweetly smile on Somebody!
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my Somebody.
Oh-hon! for Somebody!
Oh-hey! for Somebody!
I wad do - what wad I not?
For the sake o' Somebody!

Have a good night. :)

1 comment:

  1. Och! You gave me a wee bit of happiness here! I so enjoy Burns' poetry, but I don't believe I've read this one before. Thanks for sharing such beautiful Scottish words!

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