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’:Sign in to read more