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Robert Burns

Poems, Songs

Why I admire Burns

I was introduce to the poetry of Robert Burns as a young lad in Grade 3-4 by my Grandmother Esther Jean (Burns) Atkinson. The Robert Burns that I knew through my grandmother was differerent than the Robert Burns that I would get to know as I read more. But there were some similarities:

His respect for the under dog and disrespect for those who lacked such respect.
Respect for equality.
Love of nature

Burns for All Occasions

For King and the common man - The Dumfries Volunteers

Who will not sing 'God save the King'
Shall hangs as high's the steeple;
But while we sing 'God save the King'
We'll ne'er for get the people.


Bold, Alan (1991) A Burns Companion New York: St. Martin's Press
McIntyre, Ian (1995) Dirt & Deity, A Life of Robert Burns, New York: HarperCollins Publisher
Noble, Andrew and Patrick Scott Hogg (2001) The Canongate Burns, The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, Edinburgh: Canongate Books
Wilkie, George Scott (2002) Understanding Robert Burns, Verse, Explanation and Glossary Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing Limited