Saturday, October 29, 2011

Songs from Robert Burns





Chère
If you should choose
to read the thots from out
this book think not of its
weight in terms of silver,
nor of gold, but rather,
in terms of Friendship,
with its words
breathing sweet
emanations of the heart
more subtle than a
summer breeze
at eventide.

W.







2 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

Surely you made up this inscription. It's too perfect!

William Michaelian said...

I still remember finding this in the used bookstore, and wondering how on earth anyone could look at it and leave it behind. Funny, though, the “W.” I wonder when it was written. This is one of those undated volumes, but it’s obviously been around a good long while.