The time and date is:
4:52 pm Thursday, 14 December 2017
* Home

Sections
* Ballads
* Ballad Features
* Burns
* McGonagall
* Other Poetry
* Scottish Writers
* Scots Glossary

Poets
* Alphabetical List
* Featured List

Poems
* List of Topics

Songs
* Scottish Songs
* Modern Songs

Submissions
* Submit a Poem
* Submit a Song

Policies
* Copyright
* Permission
* Privacy
* Standards

Web Links
* Other Sites

Contact
* About Us
* E-mail Us

Burns Night ©

Sonja Nic Rafferty
Germany
2003

May I introduce myself: my name is Gavin Ross
I am an Edinburgh art student from Tolcross
To the castle park I can walk, don't need a bus

There I met Robert Burns on a bench recently
Oh, what surprise and I was excited greatly
Couldn't almost speak a word, stayed too taciturnly

He didn't look very up-to-date, you see
Was dressed like a famous poet would be
But in past times, yet this is no criticism from me

It suited him well, this distinct feeling I had
Also the book in his hand in front of a flowerbed
To discuss literature I felt much too gone mad

I only said which the best work seemed to be for me
He was nice and had no problems with a student to agree
Pointed out that he would care and gave guarantee

My meeting with Burns, in a rush it was over
Anyway I had not heard enough, not being in clover
Wanted to listen to poetry but felt like having a hangover

After saying goodbye I took many thoughts home
Suddenly mum called: "Didn't you want to go out alone
To the Burns Night in our local club, well-known?"

I answered that a few minutes ago Burns I just had met
She threw the cushion to me and we laughed a duet
Now I knew it was only a dream and jumped out of bed

I went to the bathroom finally to get dressed up
And prepared myself for the night in the club
Had decided first to go for a drink in the Irish pub

Burns looked down at me from a painting at the wall
And was kidding: "That was a stroke of luck, overall
Now hurry up, you've got to be at my event in the hall."


Web Site by IT-SERVE © 1999 - 2017 All Rights Reserved Return to top