This week’s Classic Louse Poem is Robert Burn’s “To A Louse. On seeing one on a lady’s bonnet at church.” It begins:
Ha! Whare ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
Your impudence protects you sairly,
I canna say but ye strut rarely
Owre gauze and lace,
Tho’ faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
On sic a place….
The full poem, and a translation into so-called “standard English”, are on the Robert Burns Club web site.
Posted by Marc Abrahams on
Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 2:02 am
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