|This statue is on the elm-shaded Literary Walk in Central Park in New York City. Below is a very restrained list of some fragments of famous Burns poems, ending with my favorite. |
"The best laid schemes o' Mice and Men,
Gang aft agley.
And lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!"...
"O, wad some Power the gifte gie us
To see ourselves as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion." ...
"And man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!" ...
"My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go." ...
|Heather! Get your whiskey out! Click on the photos to enlarge. |