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Circle_Something
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:13:51 AM

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In honour of Burns nicht, here is a link to Tae a Moose by Robert Burns. There's also a bunch more of his works on this site. I only link because I'm on my phone and it won't paste properly and in too lazy to correct it.

http://www.ellislandfarm.co.uk/poemsdetail.asp?PoemID=3

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

gypsy
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 8:26:55 AM

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Have a wonderful Burns night, wee Andrew! I'll try posting the poem here for you.

Quote:


Tae A Moose

Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
Wi' murd'ring pattle!

I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
An' justifies that ill opinion
Which makes thee startle at me,
thy poor earth-born companion,
An' fellow-mortal!


I doubt na, whiles, but thou may thieve;
What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
A daimen icker in a thrave
'S a sma' request:
I'll get a blessin wi the lave,
And never miss't!


Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruin!
It's silly wa's the win's are strewin!
An' naething, now, to big an new ane,
O' foggage green!
An' bleak December's winds ensuin,
Baith snell an keen!


Thou saw the fields laid bare and waste,
An' weary winter comin fast,
An' cozie here beneath the blast,
Thou thought to dwell,
Till crash! the cruel coulter past
Out thro' thy cell.


That wee bit heap o' leaves an' stibble
Has cost thee mony a weary nibble!
Now thou's turned out, for a' thy trouble,
But house or hald,
To thole the winter's sleety dribble,
An' cranreuch cauld!


But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang oft a-gley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain
For promised joy.


Still thou art blessed, compared wi' me!
The present only toucheth thee:
But och! I backward cast my e'e
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!



What a pity we can't hear you reading this poem!

Have some haggis for me, please.

eat





The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



Circle_Something
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 9:09:00 AM

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Thanks :) I've had quite the day up in the highlands catching my wee Haggis. Tricky wee buggers to catch!

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

RedSonja
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:02:05 PM

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Location: just visiting this planet, United States
This is one of my all-time favourites. I give silent thanks to Mr Burns each time my browser crashes and I heap abuse on the wee, tim'rous beastie.
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