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TommyPotts14: Alloway is a village in South Ayrshire, Scotland, located on the River Doon. It is best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns.

homemadeguitars: I would have bet that this was coming. There is a huge amount of energy in plastic. That's why it burns so hot. Some form of life was bound to find a way to harvest that energy.

ScotNational: For the project artist Emeka Ogboh recorded Auld Lang Syne, written by Robert Burns, being sung in the poet’s original Ayrshire dialect

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

great_thunberg: As The World Burns, Worsening Climate Crisis Impossible To Ignore

BlueRiv88891964: Everything is Terrible, Knowing that There're 10 Degrees C° More in Siberia is Really Scary,It Will Lead to a Strong Loss of Methane Due to the Total Absence of Permafrost, But the Fires Are Unbearable, Because Aggravate the Situation by Settind Fire,Nothing Burns in Nature 1)

ScotNational: For the project artist Emeka Ogboh recorded Auld Lang Syne, written by Robert Burns, being sung in the poet’s original Ayrshire dialect

climate: Erratic winds and the potential for dry lightning add to the challenges facing firefighters battling California’s largest wildfire (via AP)

awilliams_a: Good morning all! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire. ~ Robert Burns

dq_r1a: “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns O my Luve's like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That's sweetly play'd in tune.

GeorgeTakei: The hypocrisy, it burns.

silvermoonprint: Auld Lang Syne print - Robert Burns print. Art Print. Perfect for 10"x8" frames.

BarristerSecret: Our Lord Chancellor thinks it’s “brilliant” that the Prime Minister is proposing things which either (a) already exist or (b) have been shown to fail. Meanwhile our criminal justice system burns as the government continues to defund every part, causing delays of years.

SymeDeclan: No but seriously why is Dumfries' only personality trait is Robert Burns? Everywhere you go he's in the street, he's in the graveyard- he's even got a pub after him ffs. Like he wasn't even that good?????

C17Juniper: Are we taking about Robert Burns and masons? James Currie is affiliated with all of that, and it keeps coming up in this horrible fashion--with Fires and real estate deals.

davidredbutton: “Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi’ bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee, Wi’ murdering pattle!” Robert Burns

TrevorAvery10: This is Kingholm Quay, which was once a part of Dumfries port. The speed that the waters come in at high tide is quite something (This was built after Robert Burns (Auld Lang Syne, and all that) was an Excise Officer in Dumfries, a job he grew to hate). Awesome to see, somehow.

TheCookieCabal: Robert Burns had the chance to be the creator of memes but instead went with romantic poetry smdh. He had the perfect last name!

NZLP55_66: In my neck of the woods we spell the easy way too many letters may confuse Robert Burns message and spoil the haggis.

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

TimTaubes: Going forward means taking a first step, a new beginning. You have arrived at the crossroads of, The Ethics Zone. If the future is pure negation, then the best we can hope for is that temptation lead us out of the jungle. *Robert Burns

olderndog: Bonnie Doon comes from a Robert Burns poem. Typical for his work, the poem is unreadable but he is referring to the River Doon whose mouth is near Ayr, Scotland. Every state in Australia has at least one:

RBReich: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but billionaires jetting off to space while the planet burns isn’t a sign of progress. It’s a sign of decline.

bjreynolds2020: Wimbledon. Tennis. Men’s Singles. ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.’ Another Scot named Robert Burns dedicated those words ‘To a Mouse’ but I don’t take them personally. Our Felix will play Australian Max Purcell instead of injured Andy Murray.

PaulTritschler: First time noticing a commemorative statue in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for the poet who inspired Robert Burns and, through Andrew Duncan, better treatment for people with mental health conditions. Edinburgh’s Bedlam was Darien House, where Scotland’s current servitude status began.

realburns72: OTD in 1796, Robert Burns was buried in St Michaels Churchyard in Dumfries. 30,000 people lined the funeral route and one person was heard to say, " Who'll be oor poet noo "? Catch the moments as they fly an' use them as you ought man.

CPunk1984: Jun 10, 2018 | Ann Arbor, MI | Male black Isom Hamilton, 29, unexpectedly encounters 77yo white retired UM chem prof Robert Sharp during the last of multiple burglaries of Sharp's home. He stabs the old man 11 times, killing him, then burns the body to try to burn the house down.

VagabondVoices: We're honoured to hold the event at the Robert Burns WORLD FEDERATION(!) as part of the first Big Burns Summer festival held in Kilmarnock. Running from July 23 to 31, it's to be a celebration of Burns, poetry & Scots, at various venues round the town.

RichardJMurphy: The government gave some staff in the NHS a pay rise yesterday, and then said that the cost must come out of existing NHS budgets. It refused a pay rise to the police. It’s as if they’re saying there is a shortage of money. There isn’t. A thread’s needed to explain that…..

ChuckCallesto: BREAKING REPORT: Founder of mRNA Vaccine Dr. Robert Malone claims CDC Is UNDER-REPORTING and EDITING Adverse Affects of COVID Vaccines...

theonlypeterkay: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!" Robert Burns.

Poem2Poem: O my Luve's like a red, red rose / That's newly sprung in June; / O my Luve's like the melodie / That's sweetly played in tune. - Robert Burns

ECOWARRIORSS: You can throw all the climate models out and worry not just about your grand children or children, but yourself too "But if some “nonlinear” process is happening, the scientists have no idea what we should expect, and they acknowledge it"

dwallacewells: “The observed temperatures were so extreme that they lie far outside the range of historically observed temperatures. This makes it hard to quantify with confidence how rare the event was.” (1/x)

NotCloudyAllDay: Robert Burns may have said this about today - “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” But we're here to try again.

PaulSeesequasis: …I said to him him: 'Don't do that. You may run into somebody who can beat you.' He just laughed and as soon as we started to box, he was out cold.' “ - Robert Burns From kātāayuk 1976

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

PaulSeesequasis: A story from Robert Burns, age 89: ‘Some women still want to marry me at 89' ~ (Cree) ~ James Smith Fitst Nation, Sask 1976 ‘One time, when we went to town, we came across this white bully who liked to pick on Indian people, and this is what he was doing to an Indian fellow….

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

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

GlenappCastle: Easy to reach and a dream to explore, Ayrshire sits on the West Coast of Scotland, only a 40 minute drive from Glasgow, and features the wonders of island life, sandy shores & the home of Robert Burns. Glenapp Castle will add a touch of Victorian splendour to your staycation.

lornaslater: Exactly this. 'Demand' for oil and gas has been manipulated for decades by tax breaks and subsidies. Governments can't keep giving money to these industries while the world burns. Public money needs to be going to electrification and generation of clean energy.

SheenaGreitens: For an op-ed she wrote on HK and the NSL (which includes some fascinating observations about the form of the movement, her area of scholarly expertise), see here:

JeffcolibMo: Enjoy some adult fiction and non-fiction recommendations from our library staff this month. The Guardians by John Grisham Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker Shiner by Amy Jo Burns - 270 pages

realburns72: Anniversary yesterday, 21st July 1796, 225 years since Robert Burns passed away at home in Dumfries. We spent a great day firstly at the statue in Burns Square to lay a wreath then on to the Brow Well in the company of two stalwarts of the Burns movement Isa and Alex.

ClassicalMyths: "The Hunt" (or 'Diana and Her Nymphs,' ca. 1926) by Robert Burns (1869-1941). Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art.

historyinprintx: Vintage People’s Penny The Songs Of Robert Burns Lyric Booklet. Published by John Leng & Co probably circa 1910s

Honourable108: "Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation" was written by Scotland's National poet Robert Burns in 1791.He decried those members of the Parliament of Scotland who signed the Act of Union with England in 1707. Burns contrasted their supposed treachery to the country.

mjs_eastayr: Clerical Assistant at Robert Burns Academy - EAY06427: Location: Cumnock; Salary: £16,999 - £18,546 per Year; Closing date: 05/08/2021

RETURNDASLABB: Jeff burns look like Robert deniro frfr

RPatrickHarris1: Painted some color on the musical notes. Tune is "Rantin Rovin Robin written by Robert Burns to celebrate his birthday - age 28 - back in 1787. My painting is called "Reversible Robins"

owlbertttt: "Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects." -Robert Burns

robert_kroupa: We are fiddling while the world burns, floods and chokes Opinion by Eugene Robinson

crankyuncle2: OTD 1796 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, dies at 37

Notanaprilfool: There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing. Robert Burns

Page_Upon_Page: Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. A New Edition ... (Published: 1798) Full text:

AngusMacNeilSNP: Isn't this the day Robert Burns died? ... 21st July which year?

acityofstories: This year’s Robert Burns Fellow, Becky Manawatu, has followed tradition and fallen in love with Dunedin. The writer tells Rebecca Fox about moving on from her award-winning debut novel Aue.

Doc_Valerie: Make no monuments to our Confederacy. It will only breed bitterness. -Robert E Lee quoted by Ken Burns Well that freaking came true.

DavidGiard: Robert Burns passed away 225 years ago today!

LochleaWhisky: Today is the 225th anniversary of Robert Burns' death. It's testament to his genius that his legacy lives on in so many ways. We are proud to play a small part in that by distilling on the very farm where he lived and worked. We hope he'd like what we've done with the place.

OUPMusic: "‘Auld Lang Syne’ has become a fixture of the New Year, Burns night, and many a wedding and ceilidh." On the 225th anniversary of Robert Burns's death we look at the words behind his perhaps most famous song.

PetloverHermine: 21Jul/1796: Scottish poet Robert “Rabbie” Burns dies of rheumatic fever in Dumfries. It’s speculated that he contracted the illness after getting extremely drunk and sleeping on a roadside on a rainy night. He’s 37.

FXMC1957: 21 July 1796. Scottish poet Robert Burns died (aged 37). He’s regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung to welcome in the new year and his birthday in January is called “Burns Night”.

chkagm: Today the poet Robert Burns died. He was only 37 years old.

edpearce080759: Robert Burns died from rheumatic heart disease on July 21, 1796. (His death room below).

chkagm: On this day the Scottish poet Robert Burns died. He was only 37 years old. Who remembers him now?

BeingScots: On this day in 1796: Robert Burns died in Dumfries at the young age of 37. He fathered 12 children and one of them was born on the day of his funeral. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and his poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is sung at Hogmanay.

thedreadmachine: Devon meets the man of his dreams when movie star Billy Quinton rolls into town, but he quickly discovers his new love's dark side. Billy burns so brightly, his fire consumes everything and everyone around him. Read "Star Struck" by Robert Stahl.

NahashonKimemia: Today in History 356 BC Herostratus sets fire to Temple of Artemis in Ephesus 365 Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami 1796 Robert Burns dies 1861 1st Battle of Bull Run, Confederates win 1865 Wild Bill Hickok shoots & kills Davis Tutt, regarded as 1st true western showdown

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TweetPulpit: “But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed; Or, like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever.” Robert Burns

Winter: Depressing to watch everyone cheering on the folly of robber barons while the world literally burns.

LotsOfOldPoems: “John Anderson my jo, John,” Robert Burns John Anderson my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonie brow was brent;

jmmelican: Some poetry to capture today’s mood, courtesy of Robert Burns… But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men           Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,           For promis’d joy!

MrJoshPerry: I’m just now getting around to watching Ken Burns’ Country Music series, and it’s really, really well done

tveitdal: As Frozen Land Burns, Siberia Fears: ‘If We Don’t Have the Forest, We Don’t Have Life’

realburns72: Today in 1796 the penultimate day in the life of Robert Burns. I will not be able to post my usual quotation tomorrow as I shall be in Dumfries for the wreath laying ceremony at the statue to his memory. There was a lad was born in Kyle on whatna day in whatna style.

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

DominionPostWV: Robert Burns, professor at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, will study the increased visitor use in protected areas and green spaces in Austria during the COVID-19 pandemic — including the negative effects.

wvutoday: People all over the world visited more parks and greenspaces last year during the pandemic. But was that a good thing for the spaces? WVU's Robert Burns has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study how increased visitors in protected areas were affected.

shaunmjex: To the best of my knowledge, there aren't a lot of poetry journals looking for metered/rhyming verse in the style of poets like Robert Burns, Emily Dickinson, etc. Perhaps there are and I'm not aware of them. If anyone knows of one (or several) I'd be very interested.

hasudi: "Now's the day and now's the hour." ~Robert Burns~

362t: "But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever." Robert Burns

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

BalmoralRST: Haggis is so famous it has a poem written after it. Scotland's national poet Robert Burns humorously celebrates the delicious, savory dish that played an important role in his life.Our Haggis is made from a 150-year-old recipe, served with neeps, tatties & our tasty whisky sauce.

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GouldingChris: The marvellously chippy sculptor Alexander Stoddart, on BBC4 just now in 'Romancing the Stone'. "That's *Robert* Burns, not 'Robbie' - you don't say 'Johnny' Keats or 'Willie' Wordsworth!"

ClimateHuman: Imagine writing this as the planet bakes, burns, and floods in front of our eyes. Physics doesn't care about this sort of petty tribalism.

dandandanitup: We really should have a poem to Doubles the way Scotland has Robert Burns’ “Address to a haggis”.

JoboGinger: And not just England either. Any Scottish people travelled down a street called Jamaica Street? Every town in Scotland has one, because a huge proportion of plantation owners in Jamaica were Scottish. The poet Robert Burns was a book-keeper on a plantation.

cumnockchron: The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is hosting a five-day festival this summer to mark the 220th anniversary of the first Burns Supper.

mariemarie2222: I'll see you later… Robert Burns The Window Seat

burns_creighton: “The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” -- Robert Pirsig

TheRosie: 'While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,The fate of empires and the fall of kings;While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.'-- Robert Burns

WcsCourse: There is no Summer school today as it’s a public holiday. However, in the words of Robert Burns, we hope you are, “ blest with health and peace, and sweet content,” and enjoy your Fair Monday.

laurenboebert: Has Biden confused the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) with the BLM (Black Lives Matter) organization that burns down our cities? That might explain why he nominated a complete radical eco-terrorist to lead it.

DS_X_LA: ETrade’s Robert Carter, phone 678-319-7089, thinks I was able to day trade in a coma, then with broken hands burnt to a crisp with third degree burns l, and then with 2 bloody broken hands. Got caught up with other financial fraud and forgot to post earlier.



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Richard C Martin: A great poet, whose works I turn to when I need to water my Scottish roots.

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