Posts Tagged: Robert Burns

Jan 25
Robert Burns’ A Fond Kiss

Robert Burns’ A Fond Kiss

I attended my first Burns Supper in 2008 and it feels like it was yesterday. I was among three dozen international students and you could quickly tell us apart from our Scottish counterparts because we wide eyed and nervous; we had no idea what to anticipate. My good friend, Ewan, said I had nothing to worry about, but I was dreading tasting haggis. In the end, haggis wasn’t so bad and it was a wonderful evening that ended in a ceilidh. My Burns night plans fell through, but I’m still having a dram of whiskey later tonight. In honor of Robert Burns’ birthday, here’s the poem I would have read tonight. A Fond Kiss A fond kiss, and then we sever; A farewell, and then forever! Deep in heart-wrung tears… Read more »

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