J. D. Salinger (1919- 2010)

February 1, 2010 | No Comments

Gin a body
meet a body
Comin’ thro’ the grain,
Gin a body kiss a body
The thing’s a body’s ain.

Comin’ thro’ the rye, poor body
Comin’ thro’ the rye,
She draigl’t a’ her petticoatie
Comin’ thro’ the rye.

Ev’ry lassie has her laddie
Nane they say have I,
Yet all the lads they smile on me
Comin’ thro’ the rye.”
Robert Burns
(Obituary in The Guardian).