Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt Jan. 23

May Liberty meet wi’ success!
May Prudence protect her frae evil!
May tyrants and tyranny tine i’ the mist,
And wander their way to the devil!”
   ~ Robert Burns, “Here’s a Health to Them That’s Awa”

Theme: Poetry & Song

Words:
tyranny
rose
darkening
bower

We’ll be sure to raise a glass to the bard on Jan. 25th. 
In the meantime, if you feel like trying your hand at a Burns-esque poem of your own, we’ve included a handy list of some of his other favourite words below.

 woods
 strife
 stream
 love
 lassie
 lark
 lad
 hill
 highlands
 heather
 health
 green
 glen
 glass
 friend
 flower
 farewell
 far
 fair
 dale
 dear
 bottle
 bosom
 banks

Specifically Scots Words:
 awa (away)
 auld (old)
 bonie (bonny)
 braes (a slope or hillside; often as “banks & braes”)
 rovin’ (roving)

For more on Robbie Burns, including an impressive compendium of his poems and songs, visit Robert Burns Country.

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2 Comments

  1. serendipity hopeful said,

    January 23, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Saturday Scribes,

    Seeking your prayer for someone in real need of it, though you are not a prayer group.

    http://novice101.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/life-prayers-hope-recovery-happiness/

  2. noahthegreat said,

    January 23, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Altruism


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