Writing Prompt 1/26/13

It’s Robert Burns’s birthday today, the famous Scottish poet. In Scotland there are all kinds of rituals that take place on his birthday — including drinking lots of alcohol and eating strange food (haggis), and wearing strange outfits (kilts). Some of these might seem strange to us and some might not. Take out your anthology of British and European poetry and brush up on Robert Burns. He really was quite a force in poetry and in Scottish politics of the 18th century. And, some time this weekend, try a new food. Make notes

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