LOCKDOWN POEM - Lindsey Thornton
Address to the Haggis
His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight, Warm-reekin', rich!
Geordie : "Lindsey, what inspired you to write the Haggis?
Did you witness a gory Address to the Haggis? where the dirk gouged through the flesh of the stomach, entrails splayed in a blood and guts mess?"
Lindsey : "Nothing so romantic! I wrote it specifically for a tynefolk Burns night!"
Haggis (Scottish Gaelic: taigeis) is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal's stomach.
"Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour"