Robert Fergusson

(1750 - 1774 / Scotland)

Robert Fergusson Poems

1. The Daft-Days 1/1/2004
2. Braid Claith 1/1/2004

Comments about Robert Fergusson

  • Carol Conway (1/25/2018 3:02:00 PM)

    Although today is the bard's birthday it still makes me angry that so many including most his own country-men don't even know of Ferguson's brilliance and how his poetry actually gave birth to Rabbies work. I love Fergusson.

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Best Poem of Robert Fergusson

Braid Claith

Ye wha are fain to hae your name
Wrote in the bonny book of fame,
Let merit nae pretension claim
To laurel'd wreath,
But hap ye weel, baith back and wame,
In gude Braid Claith.

He that some ells o' this may fa,
An' slae-black hat on pow like snaw,
Bids bauld to bear the gree awa',
Wi' a' this graith,
Whan bienly clad wi' shell fu' braw
O' gude Braid Claith.

Waesuck for him wha has na fek o't!
For he's a gowk they're sure to geck at,
A chiel that ne'er will be respekit

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