The 25th of January demands a Scottish practice
One to make the chest stick out that won’t give one gastritis
Unifying everyone whether Pentecostal or baptist
Time to eat some neeps and tatties and enjoy a wee bit o’ haggis.
NOTE : the following day after I wrote this poem, I went to Stirling Castle where it was “a celebration of Burns” day. (25th January is “Burns night” in Scotland. It is a time to celebrate Scottish identity). There was poetry competition. One had to write a poem about haggis in the style of Robert Burns. I entered the above poem as I remembered how I wrote it the night before. (Therefore there was a slight variation). It won 1st prize !.
20th February 2013
I am delighted to inform you that you are the winner of our recent Poet’s Corner which was part of our “Celebration of Burns” that took place at the castle in January.
Your prize will be with you shortly.
In the meantime we would like your permission to publish the poem on our website as part of our write up of the event.
Could you let me know asap if you are okay with this?
Nicola McCrae | Marketing Executive
Historic Scotland | Alba Aosmhor
Stirling Castle, Stirling, FK8 1EJ
t| 01786 431 325
m| 07769 630 763
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