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Burns: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets set has it all. There’ ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 31st 2007 by Everyman's Library (first published 1930)
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Apr 10, 2013 Dolors rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone addicted to Scotland
Shelves: read-in-2012, poetry
On a trip to Scotland I couldn't help myself and bought a second hand copy of R.Burns' poems.
Written in Scottish dialect, it made the whole experience more complete, giving an expressive freshness to the Scottish Landscape.
His most famous song "Auld Lang Syne" was a joy to read, tradition and lyricism giving insight to the rural life of the time.
A gem for those who have come to love Scotland, as I do.
Feb 02, 2008 Greg rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I love these little pocket poetry editions from Everyman's Library. They are a convenient size for commute travel. This particular edition would have 5 stars rather than 4 if the glossary of Scottish dialect were better.

Burns was very popular in his day, a kind of primitive chic. His verse was bawdy and rollicking in a Scottish dialect. It pays close attention to form.

For those who don't know, he is the author of the song Auld Lang Syne.
Steven Patrick
Jan 10, 2016 Steven Patrick rated it it was amazing
Excellent portable edition of Burns poems with Scots glossary in back.

"Still, thou art blest, compar'd wi' me!
The present only toucheth thee
But Och! I backward cast my e'e,
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!"
Donna Kirk
Sep 08, 2008 Donna Kirk rated it really liked it
Poet Robert Burns is my great great great grandfather.
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Feb 05, 2008 Angi M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
I love Robert Burns! I had big plans to host a Burns dinner this January but somehow that fizzled out...
Jan 31, 2008 John rated it it was amazing
Doesn't have John Anderson My Jo' and the glossary of Scottish terms is weak.
Feb 17, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
These are great fun to read out loud. I love cheesy poetry, but there's some good solid lyrical work in this collection too.
Faith Bradham
Feb 07, 2008 Faith Bradham rated it liked it
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His written accent is quite endearing -if occasionally unitelligable- and his verse is whimsical and lovely by turns.
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Robert Burns (also known as Robin) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language. He also wrote in English and a "light" Scots, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death became a
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