Carpe diem!!  (Seize the carp!!)

"Nae fabled wizard's wand I trow

Had e'er the magic airt o' Gow,

When, wi' a wave, he draws his bow

Across his wondrous fiddle!"

The above verse is possibly NOT by Robert Burns!

But it is from a fine poem, "To Mr Gow, Visiting Dumfries." ("The Songs & Poems of Robert Burns" James Barke edition, pub. 1955)  Burns was born in Alloway, near Ayr, on the 25th January, 1759.

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Old rowan tree by Loch an Iasgaich, Skye
Pete's fiddle, by Michael Johnson of Penrith, Cumbria. (photo: Steve Niblock.)
Pete's newest fiddle, by Joseph Ian Ross of Pitlochry, Perthshire.