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Happy Birthday, Mr Burns

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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Tam o’ Shanter – Haibun Thinking Weekly Challenge

AnElephantCant explain it The older he gets the more he learns So one more time He knocks out a wee rhyme In the knowledge he can never write poetry quite like Robert Burns AnElephant enjoys this challenge hosted by his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Rabbie

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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Robert Burns

Today is the 216th anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard and, perhaps, most loved figure. It is clearly a moment for contemplation rather than celebration. So we simply include some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed … Continue reading

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