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Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' yet 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 was help to mend a mill
In time o'need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin', rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
Deil tak the hindmost! 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 owre his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad make her spew
Wi' perfect sconner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckles as wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash;
His nieve a nit;
Thro' blody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whissle;
An' legs an' arms, an' hands will sned,
Like taps o' trissle.

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis!

Happy Burns Day to all! Enjoy yer Haggis wi' neeps 'n tatties and a wee dram!
Cheers,
Johanna

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Date Taken:15 Feb 2006 - 9:56 PM
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Title:Burns Supper
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Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 9:39 AM
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Votes:43

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:06 AM

A vote for Burns! We'll be doing this for half the street this evening, I have the neeps and tatties cooking even as I type; I have one neighbour detailed to make the broth, another is doing cranachan...
Not sure that there's going to be time to take any pictures though. You could have corrected the poor lady's red eyes though!

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.

(The Selkirk grace)

Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 25 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:19 AM

Our 'rustic Labour' is also actually a labouress: Moira is safer than me with a carving knife especially when I am piping in the haggis and delivering the Ode . . .

If I had to cut the haggis Moira would be

Gathering her brows like gathering storm
And nursing her wrath to keep it warm


Happy Burns' Night Johanna!!!

Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 25 Jan 2013 - 10:21 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:31 AM

Not keen on haggis myself, Johanna Sad. Do I hear groans from all the Scots here on ePZ GrinGrin Have a great celebration. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:34 AM

Hope you have a great night Johanna-- but go easy on the drams!!!
Ron

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

Marvellous tribute to the Bard Johanna, hard to imagine it done better.

Dougie

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

Can't stand haggis but I like the way she is stabbing it with her knife

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:07 PM

She's cut a gaping hole in it. I've never tasted it. But it seems a fun celebration......Sandy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:23 PM

Never tried Haggis dont fancy it at all - good shot Joanna have fun on this Burns night

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 3:36 PM

Love haggis Smile Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM

oh yes haggis for me johanna Wink
andy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PM

@Moira: I decided to leave Betty with her red eyes, thought she looked more fierce - as she is a soft-soul! Smile
@Ann: How can you say you don't like haggis, if you haven't tried it? You missed something in your life! Tongue
Johanna

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

Had lunch uptown today, and this week on the menu in the pub they've had haggis, tatties and neeps or highland burger. I had the burger, which was in a bun with haggis layered on top of the burger, and onion rings on top of that...it was delicious! Smile
A super capture here, Johanna, and that lady looks to have had great pleasure in stabbing the haggis to death! Wink
Trev Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:49 PM

Norwegians cannot imagine eating haggis - we stick with lutefisk Wink

Anne

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

The big burns night supper in The Globe at Dumrfies has been cancelled due to bad weather. A nice tribute Johanna.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jan 2013 - 6:51 PM

That looks scary

Peter

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:02 PM

@Anne: is it the Lutefisk, or the Aquavit??? Smile

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25 Jan 2013 - 10:32 PM

Hope you drank the toast with the Water of Life too, Johanna!

Ann

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:38 PM

A fine tribute image Johanna. Glad to make it 30
Jim

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ChiliMan
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:17 PM

I love haggis Smile Haven't had it for AAAGES, though.

Andrew

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NeilWigan
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26 Jan 2013 - 4:44 PM

hope you had a good one.

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JimV
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31 Jan 2013 - 2:48 AM

So sorry to be so late getting to this fine tribute Johanna, I should have known you'd have something for the occasion, my own contribution pales in comparison.
Gude pity me, I'm little!
For though I am an elf o' mettle,
And can like onie wabster's shuttle
Jink there or here,
Yet, scarce as lang's a guid kail-whittle,
I'm unco queer

Rgds., Jim SmileSmileSmile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

'Superb, beautiuful, & artistic presentation,' Johanna~ Smile

Ciao ~ Peter

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evelen
evelen  9 England
8 Feb 2013 - 6:42 PM

great image .hope you had a good night.
eve.Smile

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Glostopcat
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28 Feb 2013 - 9:38 PM

I'll leave it up to Mikbee and RonnieAG to translate!SmileWink

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