Magpie Joy

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On the morning of the match
I saw a magpie,
first on the roof,
then soaring off.
And I recalled the song:
‘One for sorrow,
Two for joy’
and I was full of anxiety.
Then, later on the
way to the game
I saw a second one
picking at some carrion
on the road to Swindon
before hop, hop, hopping off
and into the sky.
Then I knew it would be OK;
the magpie turned into a robin
and flew out of League 2.



Not saying I’m superstitious or anything, but I do often see magpies before a Town game & wonder whether their number will foreshadow the outcome of the match. I don’t think I need to worry too much as Swindon are almost there.

Editor’s note:

you can probably ignore the superstition, Mark.

The Robins have achieved all off their own bat.

The superstitious song relates to the number of Magpies that you see together at once, so seeing two magpies on separate occasions on match day, should have meant a double helping of sorrow!!


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/magpie-joy/