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Ae fond kiss, a poem into an oil painting

This beautiful pensive woman thinking and looking to the sea

This is a new oil painting 'Ae Fond Kiss' by André Romijn, inspired by one of the famous poems of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. This beautiful pensive woman thinking and looking to the sea from a rough and typical west coast of Scotland landscape. The beautiful handmade frame gives this work an extra dimension. Can you imagine how this painting will look like in your place?

This painting will be also on view at the NATIONALE KUNSTDAGEN in the Netherlands 19-20 November at Gorinchem. Please find HERE more info!

Scottish poet and lyricist

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

After the publication of his collected poems, the Kilmarnock volume, Burns regularly travelled and stayed at Edinburgh. While there he established a platonic relationship with Mrs Agnes Maclehose and they began a regular correspondence using the pseudonyms 'Clarinda' and 'Sylvander'. Burns wrote 'Ae fond kiss' after their final meeting and sent it to Maclehose on 27 December 1791 before she departed Edinburgh for Jamaica to be with her estranged husband.

Burns' original setting of three verses in eight lines was set to the tune of Rory Dalls' Port. The musical score was published in the collection of Scottish folks songs known as the Scots Musical Museum. The melody playable on the link here is not Rory Dalls Port, but perhaps is now more associated with the words than the original.

Ae Fond Kiss

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
Naething could resist my Nancy;
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love forever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted—
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace. enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!

Source: Wikipedia

  • Medium: Oil On Canvas
  • Framed Size (h w d): 100 x 90 x 7 cm
  • Created September 2022

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