"Ode Tae a Mouse” (Burns Supper - second helping, fer ma ain Brother William)

a poem by Richard Gildea, UK - poetry writer, author, poet

Aw gather here tae honour oo'r great man
Tis night o’ nights, we hail Scots ain Son Rab
‘Bid welcome’ speech tae greet assembled Clan
An ‘Selkirk Grace’ is pray’d afore ye grab
Wie ‘Cock-a-leekie’ starter tae begin
O’er ‘Piping in the Haggis’ odes are read
“An' cut ye up wie ready slicht” (Dig in)
Heap'd neeps an’ tatties, roon yon innards spread
Dessert o’ “Tipsy Laird,” proves trifle strong
Fer young un’s who were bairns no long ago
Fond memories o’ Bard are aired tae throng
Wie toasts fae lads an’ lassies, to an’ fro
Midst “Auld Lang Syne,” which ends oo'r Rab’s feastie
Runs;... “Wee sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous..... beastie”

Ruiseart /|\

“An' cut ye up wie ready slicht” – from “Address to a Haggis” (by Robert Burns)
“Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie” – from “Ode To a Mouse” (by Robert Burns)

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