Although I'm a Scot, living in Scotland, I usually avoid these because I actually don't like either haggis or whisky! (If this ends up being my last blog post, then you'll know that these remarks have been taken as the spouting of treason and I'm incarcerated in Edinburgh Castle dungeon - if it has one!)
Anyway, I much prefer Burns' lesser known poems, especially the ones with a bit of humour. So I thought I'd share this one with you:-
Reply to an Invitation
Sir.Yours this moment I unseal,
And faith! I'm gay and hearty,
To tell the truth and shame the Deil, devil
I am as fou as Bartie. drunk
But Foorsday, Sir, my promise leal, Thursday; trueExpect me o' your partie,
If on a beastie I can speel climb
Or hurl in a cartie. trundle
Yours, - Robert Burns
What a fabulous reply!I've already blogged about Burns and the Greenock connection - you can read about it here.
Enjoy what's left of your Friday.