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A poem

by Rhian Edwards


The term Magpie comes from magot pie (pied Margot), first found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

One for sorrow, two for joy;
Three for a girl, four for a boy;
Five for silver, six for gold;
Seven for a secret, never to be told;
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss;
Ten for a bird that’s best to miss.

The following poem is the third in a sequence entitled ‘Pied Margot’:

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