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 . . .
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Song Of The Istanbul Hamsi Fishermen
Oh I am a fisherman
and I fish in Emirgan
and I haul the mighty hamsi from the deep
I fish there come what may
and they seldom get away
and the ones I bring ashore I always keep.

Peep in my yoghurt pot
and you'll see I've caught a lot
although, with cig in mouth, I try to look blasé
I never . . .
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