Some famous short poems by Robert Burns are "Auld Lang Syne," "A Red, Red Rose," "Address to a Haggis," "To a Mouse," and "Epigram on Rough Roads." Burns, Scotland's national bard, wrote over 500 poems and songs in both Scottish and English.
Burns' poetry consists of original work and unique adaptations of traditional Scottish folk songs and turned them into ballads, epistles and songs. His work portrays Scottish life, particularly the life of peasants, as well as social and religious distinctions. Common themes include love, friendship, work and drink. His style is both humorous and sympathetic. On New Year's Eve, it is common practice to sing "Auld Lang Syne."