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This weeks Friday Gem differs slightly from the usual Burns items which draw upon the collections of the National Burns Collection. Instead, I’ve decided to concentrate upon these fantastic poster offered by the Scottish Poetry Library. Such a simple and effective way of promoting the poetry of Burns!

Just take a look for yourself.

“A phrase plucked from one of the most famous of all love poems, A Red Red Rose by Robert Burns. Perfect for Valentines Day, for expressing undying love in all its forms.”

SPL Poster Seas Gang Dry Robert Burns

“A companion poster to our International Version of Robert Burns‘s last verse of ‘A Man’s a Man For A’ That.”

SPL Poster National Robert Burns

Robert Burns is not just admired by Scots – his poems have been translated into many languages. We’ve created a multi-lingual version of the last verse of ‘A Man’s a Man For A’ That’ to celebrate his international fame.
Top to bottom: Esperanto, French, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, German, Scots.”

SPL Poster International Robert Burns

Robert Burns reminds us of the pleasures to be had if we were to wander out and take the air, in this short phrase taken from his poem ‘Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet‘. To be fixed to a door maybe.”

SPL Poster Commoners of Air Robert Burns

“Whatever our intentions, it’s good to be reminded that things don’t always work out as we planned. Here’s an appropriate line fromRobert Burns‘ popular poem ‘To a Mouse’.”

SPL Poster Best Laid Schemes Robert Burns

“Succinct and to the point, the title of Robert Burns‘ famous song ‘A Man’s a Man for A’ That‘ reminds us that we are all the same and that we all have the potential to share a common dignity, whatever our circumstances.”

SPL Poster A Man’s a Man Robert Burns_0

All posters courtesy of the Scottish Poetry Library website: