January Joy 9

A pair of magpies on the lawn;
“One for sorrow, two for joy….”


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 15:09:14

    I read magpies are related to crows. That is a new rhyme for me.
    What if you see a flock in the field? My guess is that there is a bunch of hungry birds 🙂


    • Libby
      Jan 10, 2016 @ 10:12:30

      The next line is “three for a girl, four for a boy” but what, if anything comes after that I don’t know. Maybe I’ll ‘Google’ it!


  2. The Weekly Day
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 01:16:30

    What does that mean, Libby?


  3. Libby
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 14:21:27

    Magpie’s are considered birds of ill omen. I’ve looked up the rest of the verse, it is as follows; 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 you never must miss.
    You can get more info from: en.wikipediia.org/wiki/One_for_Sorrow_(nursery_rhyme)


  4. Frank
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 09:48:25

    A favourite rhyme of mine… I knew a girl once who, if ever spotting one magpie, would look around frantically for more.


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