Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns
























For Robert

O, you told us o' the red, red rose
And sang in praise o' haggis.
In quiet Ayrshire countryside,
You raised up quite a rackus.

And fair you wrote, in bonnie burr,
And fair you wrote, my baird.
We must gae thanks for your sweet pen
As we kneel to pray the Laird.

Till a’ ink wells gang dry, Dear Rob,
And a’ the nibs lie rusty,
We will luve thee still, Dear Rob,
And quote your words, sae lusty.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
On this January night?
Nae, we’ll sing o' thee again, Dear Rob,
And o' Barleycorn tonight.

- Ralph Murre

3 comments:

mimi said...

Thanks, Ralph, for reminding me of one of my favorite poems.

Laurie Mac said...

It was good to see you last night at the Neville. I've enjoyed scrolling through your pictures and poems. There's a lot to ponder here -- even the poppycock is good.

Ralph Murre said...

You're welcome, Mimi, and thank you, Laurie.

Good of you both to visit.