Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Braw Laddie

January 25th was the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, and many fans of his poetry and of Scot heritage celebrate this night (or another near to it) with a meal and party.

I looked through some Burns poems for something suitable for the observance, but nothing really jumped out this year. It's worth noting that he wrote several poems on the occasion of this or that election or on politics itself -- those caught my eye but were mostly too long to grab a snippet for a blog post.

Elections today might inspire poetry as well, but it seems it would be mostly of the kind one might read upon the wall of the stall in the public necessary...

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