Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This braw lad is kilted up, hoping a wee bit o' haggis finds its way to his doggie bowl on this Burns Night.
Scottish poet Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759. His songs and poems celebrated the Scottish countryside, romantic ideals, equality, and the rights of the common man. Some of his verse is remarkably relevant today, such as these lines from "Ode on General Washington's Birthday" --
Here's freedom to them that would read!
Here's freedom to them that would write!
There's nane ever feared that the truth should be heard
But they wham the truth would indite!
Posted by intelliwench at 1/25/2012 07:02:00 PM