Hugh Mitchell

Rookie - 58 Points (Coventry, England)

One For Sorrow; Two For Joy - Poem by Hugh Mitchell

Good morning Mr Magpie
alone again, like me
I greet you then I bless myself
and hope that I shall see
your lady busy in the trees
up here in Jagger Green.

The wind is soft and urgent
on the pale green Yorkshire hills
rooks fuss in high bare branches
looking down on silent mills
and the magpie is a single bird
up here in Jagger Green.

I watched him as he rested
in the Mayday morning light
then hard and low and straight there came
another flash of black and white
and the sun is like a woman's kiss
up here in Jagger Green.


Comments about One For Sorrow; Two For Joy by Hugh Mitchell

  • Rookie Nalini Hebbar (9/14/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    hugh...soft and beautiful poem...the title is just great...love...nalini (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Steve Hagget (9/14/2006 5:50:00 PM)

    10 from me too - a lovely poem with a fantastic feel to it that I really enjoyed reading,
    Steve (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (9/14/2006 3:31:00 PM)

    I'll give ten for the wedding. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 15, 2010


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