Friday, March 25, 2011

Question 574: Dress it and then address it

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o' need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.
His knife see rustic Labour dicht,
An' cut you up wi' ready slicht,
Trenching your gushing entrails bricht,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sicht,
Warm-reekin, rich!
Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
Deil tak the hindmaist! on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve,
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
"Bethankit" hums.
Is there that o're his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi' perfect scunner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?
Poor devil! see him ower his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro' bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!
But mark the Rustic, ______ fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his wallie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whistle;
An' legs an' arms, an' heads will sned,
Like taps o' thristle.
Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinkin ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a ______!

A  poem about?
By whom?

PS: Pai, this question was intended as a dedication to you...and Tumkur girl.

ANSWER:



Haggis

Address to a Haggis by Robert Burns


Tumkur girl is a friend of mine who studies in Tumkur and is referred to as 'Tumkur girl' by Pai.

9 comments:

Arkal said...

comic relief.... poem about a kilt by groundskeeper willie :P (u guys need a wall of shame!)

Archimonde said...

Address to a haggis by Robert Burns

Siddarth Pai said...

an address to a haggis
smirk
by robert burns
his bithday is celebrated as haggis day
accepted your identity?
lol

Soumya said...

Ze Haggis! a very special nd traditional preparation of the Scots...m guessin Robert Burns wrote it..

Pi.R.Square said...

haggis
by robert burns
whats a tumkur girl?

Nanda said...

Poem addressed at Haggis

Rohan Danait said...

about Haggis maybe written by Robert Burns

Sukanto said...

a poem about haggis . :0
Robert , I think.

Anonymous said...

Willy

-rahiN