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November 03, 2004

"W"ednesday Is Poetry Day

From Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), a poem first published in 1793:

Commemoration of Rodney’s Victory

INSTEAD of a Song, boy’s, I’ll give you a Toast;
Here’s to the memory of those on the twelfth that we lost!—
That we lost, did I say?—nay, by Heav’n, that we found;
For their fame it will last while the world goes round.
The next in succession I’ll give you’s THE KING!
Whoe’er would betray him, on high may he swing!
And here’s the grand fabric, our free CONSTITUTION,
As built on the base of our great Revolution!
And longer with Politics not to be cramm’d,
Be ANARCHY curs’d, and TYRANNY damn’d!
And who would to LIBERTY e’er prove disloyal,
May his son be a hangman—and he his first trial!

Gloat on, MacDuff.

Posted by annika, Nov. 3, 2004 |
Rubric: Poetry


Now that's a poem to down a pint too! How 'bout some original composition annika!

Posted by: Scof on Nov. 3, 2004

I thought her last composition was excellent. Have another pint!

Posted by: d-rod on Nov. 3, 2004

Yeah, "Rude Limerick Day" doesn't quite have the same...something...that "Joe Don Baker Haiku Day" has. Or had. Whatever.

Posted by: Victor on Nov. 3, 2004

Here, here! I'll drink to that!

Posted by: Luke on Nov. 3, 2004