Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Garfield Park [Robert Burns - by W. Grant Stevenson]

Robert Burns
by W. Grant Stevenson
Dedicated: 1906.
The sculpture was cast in Edinburgh and is a gift of the Robert Burns Memorial Association..
Location: Garfield Park,
Washington Blvd. between Cantral Park and Hamlin boulevards..

A Man's A Man For A' That..
[Is There for Honest Poverty", a 1795 Scot song by Robert Burns]

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft a-gley..

Pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its blossom is shed..

In fair virtue's heavenly road,
The cottage leaves the palace far behind..


Anonymous said...

My grandfather visited this statue in 1923 while working in the city. He shortly after returned to Scotland. He would be much impressed that the statue remains and Rab's sentiments continue to be honoured.

Politics Jesus said...

I'm not your granpa; anyway it's unlikely he may rest impressed. The statue cannot be viewed from Google Maps Street View, and from heaven he is able only to see an unidentifiable square spot of marble....