Friday, January 26, 2007

Ye banks and braes of bonny Doon, How can ye bloom so fresh and fair...

If you hear poetry wafting through the ether this weekend, don't fret.

It's just the Scots gearing up for their annual Burns Suppers. There are three scheduled in central Indiana this weekend.

The Scottish American Club of Indiana will salute the bard at 6 p.m. Saturday in Ritz Charles, Carmel. The Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington holds its celebration Saturday in the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington. The 42nd Royal Highlanders hold their annual Burns Dinner on Saturday at Judy's Place in Lafayette. (See the Nationalities Council's calendar for more on these and other events.

Burns penned "Auld Lang Syne" and is also responsible for "the best laid schemes o' mice and men", "my love is like a red red rose" and other familiar refrains.

To get in the mood, surf on over to some poetry sites and recite a bit of Rabbie Burns yourself!

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