James McIntyre

(25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)

Burns and Scott


Meeting of Burns and Scott in Edinburgh.

When Burns did make triumphant entry
'Mong Edina's famous gentry,
A discussion did there arise
Among those solons, learned and wise,
About some lines by a new poet ;
The author's name none did know it.
Poem was of Canadian snow,
And how o'er it the blood did flow,
For it had then been swept by war,
Where armies met in deadly jar.

But, 'mong philosphers, was boy
Of tender years, now Scotland's joy ;
He there did quickly quote each line,
And author's name he did define.
Burns glanced at him, with loving eyes,
Youth ever more that look did prize
The happiest moment in his lot ;
Ever revered by Walter Scott,
Thus Scotland's greatest poets met,
And they did part with sad regret.

Submitted: Friday, May 04, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Burns and Scott by James McIntyre )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Ragged Men As Ph.D. Guides On Indian.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. The Fraud Scholar & The Ragged Ph.D. Gui.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Shadow & Raven Haiku, Chenou Liu
  4. I Will Bake a Cake, Chris Zachariou
  5. Frosted Torrents, Mishka Allport
  6. Opinion Vs Opinion, Kyle Schlicher
  7. Sunlight Crawling, Kyle Schlicher
  8. Experiment with Flute!, Geetha Jayakumar
  9. A Ponzi Poem, Kyle Schlicher
  10. There Are No Noncombatants, Lawrence Beck

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]