Haggis-related bomb scare inspires poem
Ballad is post-script to Robert Burns poem Address to Haggis
On Jan. 25, people the world over will mark the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland's most celebrated bard, by listening to his poem Address to a Haggis and eating great helpings of the dish.
The "great chieftain o' the puddin'-race," as Burns refers to it in the poem, is a mixture of sheep organs mixed with oatmeal, suet and spices, and traditionally stuffed into the animal's own stomach.
Poet and author Ian Blake recently penned a post-script to Address to a Haggis, inspired by his haggis-related airport bomb scare.
Click the audio clip above to listen to an interview with Blake on CBC Radio One's As It Happens.