Ron Swanson read an excerpt from Robert Burns’ “O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair” in last night’s Parks & Recreation episode. The poem is simply beautiful and I wanted to share the excerpt with you today:
O were my love yon Lilac fair,
Wi’ purple blossoms to the Spring,
And I, a bird to shelter there,
When wearied on my little wing!
How I wad mourn when it was torn
By Autumn wild, and Winter rude!
But I wad sing on wanton wing,
When youthfu’ May its bloom renew’d.