Hugh Mitchell

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I was born in England but my parents were Irish, so I don't have any strong sense of national identity. Living and working in many different countries has added to the sense of being an outsider, but has brought many rewards. In the last few years I have lived in Istanbul, the Czech Republic, Bahrain and (currently) the Netherlands. Where to next? more »

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  • Susan De Leeuw (3/23/2007 6:28:00 AM)

    Andy gave me the link. I loved them all, think they are wonderful, witty and elegant.

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Best Poem of Hugh Mitchell

One For Sorrow; Two For Joy

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
once more a flash of black and white
and the sun is like a woman's kiss
up here in Jagger Green.

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