Today saw one for sorrow, two for joy,
Three for a girl, a girl, a girl, my girl
I saw three magpies, a bank of daffodils,
Spring in the air, I forgot how that feels.
A gale blows my mind, trapped on muddy track
By stopped mercedes delivery van
Wedged across a tight corner in downpour.
Twilight fades as Sand Rubies fill my car
With exquisite sounds, rock and roll guitar,
All I can think of are those three magpies,
Three for a girl, a girl, a girl, my girl,
Surrounded by those golden daffodils.
Despite torrential rainfall Spring is sprung,
I’m on my way home to my daffodil girl.

Harry Rogers, in the Red Bedroom 31st March 2023.


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