Analysis of William Chalmers Burns and Scottish Revival, then off to China.



William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868)

Called by Robert to

Pinch hit at Anwoth.

Little spot in Lowlands.

Not a lot to brag about.

But the folks had heart.

Loved me from the start.

Robert* was heading

Toward Holy Land.

Much for his dampened

Good friends with him.

Brother Andrew** for one.

Now, once into deserts

Robert came down, badly.

Flat on his back.

Praying for us

Up in Bonnie Scotland.

Revival fell with that

Heather shook with the Glory.

Colourful it was.

Never to be dislodged

From reborn lives.

*Robert Murray M'Cheyne

** A A Bonar


Scheme X X X X X A A X X B X X X C X X B X C X X X X X
Poetic Form
Metre 10101 11101 1111 10101 1011101 10111 11101 10110 01101 11110 1111 101011 110110 101110 1111 1011 101010 010111 1011010 111 101101 1111 101011 0010
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 680
Words 163
Sentences 21
Stanzas 24
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Lines Amount 24
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 17
Words per stanza (avg) 4

About this poem

William Chalmers Burns, 1815-1868. Revivalist. Missionary.

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Written on March 05, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 05, 2023

Modified by dougb.19255 on March 12, 2023

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Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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