Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Robert Burns

The Auckland statue broke with tradition. Instead of Burns in writer's garb holding a pen, Pomeroy created an image of Burns as the ploughman poet. Burns is shown in a tailcoat, knee breeches and a big Kilmarnock bonnet, leaning lazily against a plough and wistfully holding a pencil and notebook.

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard[1][2]) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide.



Anonymous said...

the way statues are coming down these days, i wonder who will find this politically incorrect in the future

ABC-Wednesday said...

A growing number of people have objections to statues of famous persons, I don't understand why, even without the statues, they stay part of a country's historie.

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Roger Owen Green said...

There's a Burns statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY, near where I go to church.

Leslie: said...

I had a cocker spaniel I named Robbie after Robert Burns because I brought him home on Robbie Burns Day.

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Joy said...

Scotland's national poet but one with universal themes. I love the statue as ploughman poet,

Deepa said...

Lovely take on B

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