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Famous Biggin Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Biggin poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous biggin poems. These examples illustrate what a famous biggin poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Burns, Robert bright,
 That’s he, mark weel;
And wow! he has an unco sleight
 O’ cauk and keel.

By some auld, houlet-haunted biggin,
Or kirk deserted by its riggin,
It’s ten to ane ye’ll find him snug in
 Some eldritch part,
Wi’ deils, they say, L—d save’s! colleaguin
 At some black art.

Ilk ghaist that haunts auld ha’ or chaumer,
Ye gipsy-gang that deal in glamour,
And you, deep-read in hell’s black grammar,
 Warlocks and witches,
Ye’ll quake at his conjuring hammer,
 Ye mi...Read More

by Burns, Robert

LUATH Trowth, C&æsar, whiles they’re fash’t eneugh:
A cottar howkin in a sheugh,
Wi’ dirty stanes biggin a dyke,
Baring a quarry, an’ sic like;
Himsel’, a wife, he thus sustains,
A smytrie o’ wee duddie weans,
An’ nought but his han’-daurk, to keep
Them right an’ tight in thack an’ rape.
 An’ when they meet wi’ sair disasters,
Like loss o’ health or want o’ masters,
Ye maist wad think, a wee touch langer,
An’ they maun starve o’ cauld an’ hunger:
But...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...ere, lanely by the ingle-cheek,
I sat and ey’d the spewing reek,
That fill’d, wi’ hoast-provoking smeek,
 The auld clay biggin;
An’ heard the restless rattons squeak
 About the riggin.

All in this mottie, misty clime,
I backward mus’d on wasted time,
How I had spent my youthfu’ prime,
 An’ done nae thing,
But stringing blethers up in rhyme,
 For fools to sing.

Had I to guid advice but harkit,
I might, by this, hae led a market,
Or strutted in a bank and clarkit
 M...Read More

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