Friday, 25 January 2008

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Robert Burns, born 249 years ago; and with 11 months left to go until Christmas.

Here's an extract from the Bard:

"Look not alone on youthful prime,
Or manhood's active might;
Man then is useful to his kind,
Supported in his right:
But see him on the edge of life,
With cares and sorrows worn;
Then Age and Want-oh! ill-match'd pair-
Shew man was made to mourn.

 

Source and prose in full

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet let not this too much, my son, disturb thy youthful breast; this patial view of human-kind is surely not the last! The poor oppressed honest man, had never sure been born, had there not been some recomense to comfort those that mourn! Dawn

Story Quine said...

Weel done, Cutty Sark!

Havin haggis and neeps in about 30min! will post photo on own blog. Happy Birthday to Rabbie.