Burns night – “Stabbin’ the Beastie”

Continuing our Scottish theme, after last week’s post about the wonderful Glenfinnan, we couldn’t let this week go by without sharing our poem in tribute to Burns night. a great tradition, born in Scotland, and celebrated across Britain each year..

I do hope you enjoy the poem which will appear in the forthcoming poetry collection “The Very Great Britain in Poetry” – Anita Williams.

Burns Night

Burns Night

Out of respect for the poet, tradition compels

Celebratory splendour, the kilted crowd swells

Tartan refinement, with sporran and heart

Proud Scotsmen line up; they’re awaiting the start.

Host’s welcoming speech and Selkirk’s grace

Cock a leekie’s downed and gone, then they face

The incoming piper who stands proud and tall

Address now the Haggis, with sharp knife, plunges spall.

Some tatties and neeps and the dish is complete

Och; Whiskey’s the toast: what a fine Scottish treat.

A visit to Scotland at that time of year,

When Burns night’s awakened? Good times, grit and cheer.



Another poem which features in The Very Great Britain in Poetry. Keep your eye on the Blog Spot for news of release. 🙂

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One Reply to “Burns night – “Stabbin’ the Beastie””

  1. Amongst the poems contained within “The Very Great Britain in Poetry,” is a selection of poetry with a Scottish flavour, and this is one of them. Thanks for reading and sharing 🙂