Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. With Shakespeare, Burns is an icon for the UK and Scotland he is a national symbol. This volume of poems and songs is a best selling, beautiful edition of his work.
There are notes throughout, some be Burns and some by editors, clarifying things. There is also a welcomed glossary to give understanding to Scottish and old school words.
Written chiefly in Scots, Burns' poetry and songs have the power to surprise, entertain and touch your heart. They fall largely into three categories - thought-provoking, romantic and humorous (sometimes combining several of these themes in the same piece).