Celebrating Burns Night Supper: Commemoration to the Works of Burns, Burns Night Supper 2017: How to Celebrate the Burns Night?
The Burns night celebration cannot be completed without the commemoration to the works of Robert Burns. Here, we will look at some of the most famous works done by Robert Burns as a poet and lyricist. Getting familiar with these works will let you enjoy the Burns night supper even more. So make sure to imbibe or absorb whatever thing you may learn from here.
To a Mouse
This work by Robert Burns gives an apology to a mouse for which he was unable to treat properly. According to some legend, while ploughing the fields, Burns accidentally destroyed a mouse’s nest which it needed in order to survive the upcoming winter. According to the brother of Burns, he was able to compose this poem while still holding the plough he used during the time he destroyed the nest. A part of the poem is shown below:
I’m truly sorry man’s dominion,
Has broken nature’s social union,
An’ justifies that ill opinion,
Which makes thee startle
At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
A Red, Red Rose
This song made by Robert Burns is one of the most famous pieces he has made. It is actually being studied as a literary piece in literature subjects all across the world. This song is popular for its romantic tone. It explains the deep love Burns feel for someone. It includes strong words that strengthen the feeling of love for the song. A part of this piece is shown below:
And fare thee weel, my only Luve
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
Ae Fond Kiss
The Ae Fond Kiss is another song composed by Robert Burns Burns Night Supper 2017. This song talks about the love of a man and a woman for each other. However, this love was not able to go through until the end because the couple was forced to part ways from each other. People interpret this song as tragic since it did not gave a happy ending. A part of this song is shown below:
Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, enjoyment, love, and pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage thee!
Those are just some of the works done by Robert Burns as a great poet in Scotland. You may give reminiscence to these works during your Burns night celebration in the form of recitals.