My Heart’s in the Highlands

What a lazy day I’m having today! Reading a sophisticated German novel alternates with surfing the net, but the reading is quite tough and I have to make up my mind if it is really a good idea to fight my way through 600 pages and having to read most of them twice to be able to more or less follow the author’s chain of thought.

Surfing the web on the other hand usually results in spending too much time without being productive, but fortunately I came up with two finds that I would like to share with you, and since there is even a connection between the two, I’ll call it a day.

First, here’s a poem (yeah, they still exist!):

 

My Heart’s in the Highlands

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

 

Nice one, isn’t it? Now you tell me who wrote it!

That brings us to my second surf result:

If you would like to visit Scotland one day, but haven’t made your mind up, here is a promotional video published by Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation that can be found on YouTube:

Burns Hole

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)

Hm, I love this type of advertisement. In my opinion that’s much better than advertisement for washing powder or cornflakes…

Ok, that’s it for today. I hope you liked the poem and the video, or at least one of the two!

And here is the £1,000,000.00 solution: The author of the poem is Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), as far as I know the only poet whose life and work is celebrated with a dinner once a year: Burns Night or Burns supper on January 25th.

As always, your comments on the poem or the video are very welcome!

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