January 25th 1759, was when Robert Burns was born in Alloway, he is our national poet and on this day, many people host a Burns night supper, to celebrate his life and work.
Some of his poems include: Address to a Haggis, A Winter Night, A Red, Red Rose, Auld Lang Syne and Ae Fond Kiss.
Ae Fond Kiss
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae fareweel, and then for ever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. Who shall say that Fortune grieves him, While the star of hope she leaves him? Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me; Dark despair around benights me. I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy, Naething could resist my Nancy: But to see her was to love her; Love but her, and love for ever. Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met-or never parted, We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest! Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest! Thine be ilka joy and treasure, Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure! Ae fond kiss, and then we sever! Ae fareweel alas, for ever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
On Friday 25th January is the opening evening of the Scottish artist Andrew Thompson at the Knoerle & Baettig Gallery, in Winterthur.
The exhibition carries on until the 8th March, check their website for additional information.
Happy Burns Night!