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On turning her up in her nest, with the plough,
November, 1785
Robert Burns

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) is probably the most famous of all the Scottish poets.  He was a farmer and wrote poems that were published in a local circulation of the town of Kilmarnock.   He became known as the "ploughman poet" and died at the age of thirty-seven.

A note of interest. . .
This poem contains the often quoted phrase:   "The best laid schemes of mice an' men"

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