Weekly Interlinear Poem







This is the poem
for the week of March 30.
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Robert Jackson

"Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon"

-Robert Burns


Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
Ye banks and braes=You banks and slopes
Doon=the river Doon

How can ye bloom so fresh and fair?
How can ye chant ye little birds
While I sae weary, fu' o' care?
I=the woman speaking
sae weary, fu' o' care=so weary, full of care

Oh ye'll break my heart, ye warbling birds
That wanton o'er the flowerin' thorn.
wanton=frolic
Ye mind me o' departed joys,
mind=remind
Departed never to return.

Oft hae I been by bonnie Doon
Oft hae=Often have
To see the rose and woodbine twine,
And ilka bird sang o' all its love,
ilka=every
o'=of

And fondly so did I o' mine.
Wi' lightsome heart I pulled a rose
pulled a rose=picked a lover
Full sweet upon its thorny tree,
And my false lover stole my rose,
rose=another kind of rose
But ah! he left the thorn wi' me.





Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom so fresh and fair?
How can ye chant ye little birds
While I sae weary, fu' o' care?
Oh ye'll break my heart, ye warbling birds
That wanton o'er the flowerin' thorn.
Ye mind me o' departed joys,
Departed never to return.

Oft hae I been by bonnie Doon
To see the rose and woodbine twine,
And ilka bird sang o' all its love,
And fondly so 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! he left the thorn wi' me.





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