David Mitchell

Rookie - 196 Points (20/12/1988 / Colchester)

The Red Squirrel - Poem by David Mitchell

I do not think I ever saw
A squirrel red before:
I do not think that I shall see
Another evermore.

I only saw that fair rare sight
Briefly, but I'll not let
My memory that creature fair
At any time forget.

It was a creature surely never
Equalled in its fairness;
The sight was made more precious, still,
Because of its great rareness.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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