As we grow older, we start to appreciate many nice things in our life. This is also the fact with poetry because we start to understand more and be more open to letting it affect us, and more mature to see the point and connect it to our life experiences. This is in a way the whole beauty behind poetry and today we are going to talk more about Scottish poets and poetry.
As one of the most versatile world’s poetries, the Scottish Poetry Society has to offer a lot. From patriotism, war poetry, commentary on gender, politics, to even nature and love poems. If you are interested in where to start, a good idea is to first learn about the history of Scotland from poets such as William Dunbar, and William Souter. If you are interested in adding a bit more sentiment to those historical narratives, border ballads from Sir Walter Scott is something you can try reading. Through his work, he explained the culture, customs, and speech, so you can get a clearer image. He also has a lot of love poems and romances that will melt your heart. Robert Burns is another one you can find in the Scottish Poetry Society that is worth your attention. He is the one who wrote the most famous poem played all around the world for New Year’s Eve-Auld Land Syne. He loved the traditional culture, so if you want to understand more about the Scots and Scotland, you can do it through his poems.
Poetry is a beautiful way to understand someone’s culture, get in touch with your feelings, and learn something in the process, so why not make it your bedtime relaxing routine?