Burns Nicht Poems

Burns Nicht is a special celebration of the life and poetry of the Scots poet Robert Burns and is usually held on or around the poet’s birthday on January 25 every year.

Below you can find three examples of poems by Robert Burns.

The first ‘Address to a Haggis’ was written as a celebration of the Scottish dish and is often recited as part of Burns’ Nicht Supper proceedings. As the language can be difficult to understand, we have included a translated version alongside the original text.

The other two poems on this page were recited by the 2016 winners of the Northampton Schools’ Burns’ Poetry Reading Competition.


Address To A Haggis

Handsome Nell

To a Mouse