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.