To a Mouse

I enjoyed the simplicity and complexity of Robert Burns’ poem To a Mouse.  The basic action of the poem can be summed up easily.  A farmer turns over a mouse’s nest with his plough, and then he talks to it, apologizes it.  The image creates an almost amusing scene of this grown man talking to a mouse.  But it’s not just about a man talking to a mouse.  The content of the poem deals with man’s encroachment upon nature and how unfortunate it is that the two sides must be at odds.

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