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A Dream - Poem by Robert Burns | Urdu Poetry

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A Dream - Poem by Robert Burns
Guid-Mornin' to our Majesty! 
May Heaven augment your blisses 
On ev'ry new birth-day ye see, 
A humble poet wishes. 
My bardship here, at your Levee 
On sic a day as this is, 
Is sure an uncouth sight to see, 
Amang thae birth-day dresses 
Sae fine this day. 

I see ye're complimented thrang, 
By mony a lord an' lady; 
"God save the King" 's a cuckoo sang 
That's unco easy said aye: 
The poets, too, a venal gang, 
Wi' rhymes weel-turn'd an' ready, 
Wad gar you trow ye ne'er do wrang, 
But aye unerring steady, 
On sic a day. 

For me! before a monarch's face 
Ev'n there I winna flatter; 
For neither pension, post, nor place, 
Am I your humble debtor: 
So, nae reflection on your Grace, 
Your Kingship to bespatter; 
There's mony waur been o' the race, 
And aiblins ane been better 
Than you this day. 

'Tis very true, my sovereign King, 
My skill may weel be doubted; 
But facts are chiels that winna ding, 
An' downa be disputed: 
Your royal nest, beneath your wing, 
Is e'en right reft and clouted, 
And now the third part o' the string, 
An' less, will gang aboot it 
Than did ae day.^1 

Far be't frae me that I aspire 
To blame your legislation, 
Or say, ye wisdom want, or fire, 
To rule this mighty nation: 
But faith! I muckle doubt, my sire, 
Ye've trusted ministration 
To chaps wha in barn or byre 
Wad better fill'd their station 
Than courts yon day. 

And now ye've gien auld Britain peace, 
Her broken shins to plaister, 
Your sair taxation does her fleece, 
Till she has scarce a tester: 
For me, thank God, my life's a lease, 
Nae bargain wearin' faster, 
Or, faith! I fear, that, wi' the geese, 
I shortly boost to pasture 
I' the craft some day. 

I'm no mistrusting Willie Pitt, 
When taxes he enlarges, 
(An' Will's a true guid fallow's get, 
A name not envy spairges), 
That he intends to pay your debt, 
An' lessen a' your charges; 
But, God-sake! let nae saving fit 
Abridge your bonie barges 
An'boats this day. 

Adieu, my Liege; may freedom geck 
Beneath your high protection; 
An' may ye rax Corruption's neck, 
And gie her for dissection! 
But since I'm here, I'll no neglect, 
In loyal, true affection, 
To pay your Queen, wi' due respect, 
May fealty an' subjection 
This great birth-day. 

Hail, Majesty most Excellent! 
While nobles strive to please ye, 
Will ye accept a compliment, 
A simple poet gies ye? 
Thae bonie bairntime, Heav'n has lent, 
Still higher may they heeze ye 
In bliss, till fate some day is sent 
For ever to release ye 
Frae care that day. 

For you, young Potentate o'Wales, 
I tell your highness fairly, 
Down Pleasure's stream, wi' swelling sails, 
I'm tauld ye're driving rarely; 
But some day ye may gnaw your nails, 
An' curse your folly sairly, 
That e'er ye brak Diana's pales, 
Or rattl'd dice wi' Charlie 
By night or day. 

Yet aft a ragged cowt's been known, 
To mak a noble aiver; 
So, ye may doucely fill the throne, 
For a'their clish-ma-claver: 
There, him^2 at Agincourt wha shone, 
Few better were or braver: 
And yet, wi' funny, queer Sir John,^3 
He was an unco shaver 
For mony a day. 

For you, right rev'rend Osnaburg, 
Nane sets the lawn-sleeve sweeter, 
Altho' a ribbon at your lug 
Wad been a dress completer: 
As ye disown yon paughty dog, 
That bears the keys of Peter, 
Then swith! an' get a wife to hug, 
Or trowth, ye'll stain the mitre 
Some luckless day! 

Young, royal Tarry-breeks, I learn, 
Ye've lately come athwart her- 
A glorious galley,^4 stem and stern, 
Weel rigg'd for Venus' barter; 
But first hang out, that she'll discern, 
Your hymeneal charter; 
Then heave aboard your grapple airn, 
An' large upon her quarter, 
Come full that day. 

Ye, lastly, bonie blossoms a', 
Ye royal lasses dainty, 
Heav'n mak you guid as well as braw, 
An' gie you lads a-plenty! 
But sneer na British boys awa! 
For kings are unco scant aye, 
An' German gentles are but sma', 
They're better just than want aye 
On ony day. 

Gad bless you a'! consider now, 
Ye're unco muckle dautit; 
But ere the course o' life be through, 
It may be bitter sautit: 
An' I hae seen their coggie fou, 
That yet hae tarrow't at it. 
But or the day was done, I trow, 
The laggen they hae clautit 
Fu' clean that day. 
Robert Burns

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