These verses were written as a continuation to Burns's "Of a' the airts the wind can blaw."
Anywhere—nowhere—everywhere; to 'all the airts the wind can blaw.'
Ere the morning light, the war-arrow was split into four splinters, and carried out to the four airts, through all Kesteven.
Our bedrooms are dismal dens, open to "a' the airts the wind can blaw," half furnished, and not by any means half clean.
It was during the honeymoon, as he calls it, that he wrote the beautiful "O a' the airts the wind can blaw."
These two stanzas were written as a continuation of Burns's popular song, "Of a' the airts the wind can blaw."
And he waved his hands to the four airts of heaven, and called us to hearken to the hills shaking themselves to pieces.
As the winds were coloured like the airts from which they blew, it was believed that they could be influenced by coloured objects.