My Heart's In The Highlands

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

by Robert Burns Click to read full poem

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Beautiful....by oor bard Rabbie Burns 💞💞💞💞💞
does anyone know what type of poem this is?
I feel the poet is asking us to take a leap of imagination into the realm of the heavens. " Highlands" though it may be a physical place, it is also one of the ethereal realms. His love abundant there, no matter where he goes. His chasing the deer suggests a folly, a unity, and even a dance with nature so pure. There is much here. I've said enough. :)
Beautiful poem....//////////
A great poem, but this crappy electronic voice... it would be better I never heard it, especially reading a poem!
This is shit
This is a great poem and It really inspires me to go to the highlands and write a poem myself
A beautiful, emotional poem, . I just want to be there.
One of Burns simpler poems. It is slightly hypothetical because being a Lowland Scot Burns would very rarely visit the Highlands. His heart might be there but his body seldom was!
A man after my own heart. I love the highlands also, and I enjoy most of Robbie's poems. This one is no exception.
The love of places is a great source of inspiration for poetry
Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated and nicely penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing.
I love all of rabbie's stuff, but this is by far my favourite of them, my hearts up there too.