Speaking of Robert Burns

Robert Burns’ birthplace and Museum is located in Ayshire, Scotland. I had the pleasure to tour through it a couple of years ago. The cottage of his birth is a humble dwelling. The surrounding area is lovely, with a green park, and so much more.

I am a fan of the old master poets, and Robert Burns is one of my favorites, in that respect. If you are a fan of his works, you can read all of his poetry online, right here.

His book, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect, was a huge success when first published, and led him to fame as a poet.

Much of his poems are based on Biblical references, along with English Literature. His poetry speaks of sexuality, gender, poverty in Scotland, and Scottish identity and culture. He had a flair with words, and his penchant for verse gave him the foundation of being known as a Romantic poet.

The Poetry Foundation has some interesting information on Robert Burns.

Visit BBC for another look at Robert Burns’ life.

The National Library of Scotland has much to read on Burns’ works and life.


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