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Dare_je: I'm still reeling slightly with shock but I won a prize! The last thing I won was a Certificate for Burns Knowledge from the Robert Burns Federation when I was 11 (we all had to sit a test in school!)

wheatsheafBC: A date for your diary. January 15th 2021 the WSBC will present it's annual supper. First fo the season, with Willie Dick, Samantha Brown, Frank McGarry, Forbes Walker, Dougie Smith at the top table and The Ghost of Robert Burns making an appearance.

PDSongBot: Auld Lang Syne Music: Traditional Scottish Lyrics: Robert Burns, 1788

MakCEDAT: Do not miss today's public lecture by Irish Based senior engineer Robert Burns.

4irAge: “You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are massive dislocations in our society to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” - Robert J. Shiller

Epicor_Jobs: Despite being a global company, we love to see the local culture come to life at our offices. Bracknell employees recently celebrated “Burns Night” a celebration of accomplished poet Robert Burns.

SAdelaideCC: Our under 13 side from 2000 Back(L-R) Bradley Adams, Chris Theodoulou, Stuart Nelder, Robert Flint, Paul Ellwood, Matthew Bird, Sarwan Shah, Ashley Burns Front(L-R) Daniel Jaggers, Billy Warner, Ryan Ellwood, Andreas Sheritis, Luke Gilbert. *Save date SACC v MCC Fri 19th June*

SAdelaideCC: Our under 13 side here from 2000. Back(L-R) Bradley Adams, Chris Theodoulou, Stuart Nelder, Robert Flint, Paul Ellwood, Matthew Bird, Sarwan Shah, Ashley Burns Front(L-R) Daniel Jaggers, Billy Warner, Ryan Ellwood, Andreas Sheritis, Luke Gilbert.

Lillian26440297: "Portrait of a Lady at a Window with a View of the Florence Cathedral" by Robert Burns, n.d., c1910,

sandeep_bamzai: Swarup reiterates thatJ & K was is and shall forever remain an integral part of India. Asking them to reflect on poet Robert Burns words, paraphrasing them, he argued - Sm1 shud give them the power to see themselves as others see them.

PostsForPeace: In the same room with John Kerry, Ash Carter, Wendy Sherman, Stephen Walt, Robert Mnookin, Bill Burns, and Jim Sebenius. No further comments!

PDSongBot: A Red, Red Rose Music: Traditional Scottish Lyrics: Robert Burns, 1794

zachrabiroff: Comics twitter doesn't deserve my Robert Burns jokes, frankly.

jamesbarrystuff: Taking a crack at this immortal Robert Burns poem from 1791. The melody and lyrics were published in volume 1 of James Hogg's Jacobite Reliques of 1819 (no. 36). I find Parcel of Rogues quite resonant today.

JetToneFan: The Old Man & the Gun reminds me of Going in Style; with Robert Redford, Danny Glover and Tom Waits being some match for George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg.

DrRJSimpson: As Justice Minister the National Register was part of my reposibility. I was shown the ‘ marriage’ register of Robert burns to Jean Armour it was down as a ‘regularisation’!

witchdctralex: People in the community who remember the handsome preacher recall him overseeing his pulpwooding crews while wearing a suit. “I’d been knowing Will Maxwell for many, many years before (the murder) happened,” Robert Burns of Alexander City said.

broomhillpc: RT BroomhillPSG "Well done to our P6 pupil and other finalists from Glasgow schools who performed last night and received awards at the Robert Burns Festival Prize-giving Concert for singing, verse and instrumental achievements in January’s competiti…

GaryPHayes: "Thou'll break my heart, thou bonie bird, That sings upon the bough; Thou minds me o' the happy days, When my fause love was true." Robert Burns (abridged) BONNIE DOON FALLS ~ KATOOMBA A rare angle on these falls…

USCN1: Advance Notice of an important symposium. 'Robert Burns in Kirk and State’: symposium in the Linen Hall Library, Belfast on Friday 20th March, 2020. Topics such as 'Burns and politics', 'Burns and the Kirk Satires', and 'Burns across the community in Ulster' will be covered.'

KirklistonPS: More Scotland artwork. Robert Burns in a kilt!

AndNowUKnow: The Caplan family, Tonya Antle, Frank Padilla, Marianne Santo, and Mark Munger reflect on the recent celebration and impact that Frieda had on us all...

TradSongTues: Just love Dougie MacLean’s rendition of “Ca’ the Yowes” as collected by Robert Burns

withorpe: Britain now has a PM who, when foreign secretary, received limited briefings from MI6 because they saw him as a security risk, and a current home secretary chosen by him who receives only a reduced amount of intelligence from MI5 because they don't trust her. A farce of a govt

TheDePaulia: “I knew Stephen Burns' name before I started school at DePaul and knew he was a great educator in the Chicagoland area,” said Robert Obrochta, a sophomore in the music school. “I expect Burns to bring a sense of confidence and order to the trumpet studio.”

aflashbak: Robert Crumb meets Donald Trump, Hup Comics - 1989

terryhowson: “But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near” Andrew Marvel “ A man’s a man for a’ that” Robert Burns

PhysAstroStAnd: Our students celebrated the bard, Robert Burns, this weekend with a (slightly belated) Burns Supper. Our photo shows Dr Bruce Sinclair addressing the haggis.

FrPaul_Stone: Tommy Burns built probably my favourite ever Celtic squad, which came up just short against a Rangers team which was pumped with funny money and cost millions. Yet it was “Walter’s genius” which won it. Ram “No sporting advantage Timmy” down their throats at every opportunity.

REarrings: Did you know? Robert Burns was from Glasgow.

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Rooks
 by Charles Hamilton Sorley

There where the rusty iron lies,
The rooks are cawing all the day.
Perhaps no man, until he dies,
Will understand them, what they say.

The evening makes the sky like clay.
The slow wind waits for night to rise.
The world is half content. But they
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