Robert Burns
Ayrshire / Scotland
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A Winter Night

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When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
Dim-dark'ning thro' the flaky show'r,
Or whirling drift:

Ae night the storm the steeples rocked,
Poor Labour sweet in sleep was locked,
While burns, wi' snawy wreeths upchoked,
Wild-eddying swirl,
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Michael Walker 25 June 2020
Burns' spelling of a Scottish dialect reminds me somewhat of Kipling, complete with commas for omitted letters. 'An' close thy e'e? ' The poem shows compassion for the helpless bird.
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Mahtab Bangalee 25 January 2020
O' winter war, And thro' the drift, deep-lairing, sprattle, Beneath a scar......./// beautiful poetic expression
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Kingsley Egbukole 25 January 2020
Very interesting and beautifully composed. Lovely reading
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Edward Kofi Louis 25 January 2020
Swirl! ! ! Drift of life with, The romance of nature. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Rajnish Manga 25 January 2020
With the publication of this amazing poem, PH has given a befitting tribute to Robert Burns today. He was born on 25th January,1759.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 January 2020
Winter night knocks the door of beauty of benevolence and it glorifies life. This poem is definitely very nicely motivates mind.
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Adeeb Alfateh 04 July 2019
List'ning, the doors an' winnocks rattle, I thought me on the ourie cattle, Or silly sheep, wha bide this brattle O' winter war, And thro' the drift, deep-lairing, sprattle, Beneath a scar. superb and beautiful great great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Wanda Dilbeck 20 December 2017
I like them pretty
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Bill Wright 12 October 2016
Winter nights can be pretty cold in that part of Scotland!
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Winter on a farm in Scotland very picturesque...
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