To a Mouse
'To a Mouse' (Scots: Tae a Moose) is a Scots poem written bi Robert Burns in 1785 that wis includit in the Kilmarnock Volume, his first settin furth o musradry. Burns wrate the poem efter, as the poem suggests, turnin up the wuinter nest o a moose that wis on his ferm wi his pleuch.
John Steinbeck teuk the teetle o his 1937 novelle Of Mice and Men frae a line in the seicont hintmaist stanza, the aften quotit: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". The poem wis an influence on the Scots muisicker Ian Anderson an aw.
- The text o the poem, wi fou jottins
- Dawn Steele recitin the poem
- A wee video anent the poem. The pronunciation's a bittie orra, but wirth a keek naetheless.
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