This 25th January, its time to celebrate Burn’s night!
So here is a poem in tribute to this fine tradition, taken from the new poetry collection by Anita Williams celebrating all things British, entitled The very Great Britain in poetry
For respect of a 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 this time of year,
With Burn’s night awakened? Good times, grit and cheer.
The Very Great Britain in Poetry is a delightful souvenir containing rhymes and poems about all that Great Britain has to celebrate. Poetry in this new poetry book, similar in style to Anita’s previous works such as Knickerbocker Glory, has been carefully crafted to demonstrate the diversities, traditions and values held within British shores.
Designed as a keepsake to treasure, each page depicts a feeling, a moment or a memory of time spent in this wonderful nation. Have fun as you immerse yourself in this charming collection of poetry!
Picture yourself on the embankment as the Oxford v Cambridge boat race glides past in ‘Cox and rowers’ or imagine the conversation in ‘Black cab n’ banter’. Yes… cream teas, Wimbledon, Shakespeare, Welsh hills and Burn’s night… You will find them all captured amongst the crevices of this treat in poetry.