jingle jingle!

jingle jingle!

27.11.08

a bold magpie






Everyday,
I see this Magpie
stotting
in the garden
and, in its eyes,
I see Hughie Gallagher
with goals
glinting,
swayIng crowds
on the Popular Side.
It flaps its wings
and I imagine Milburn
flying 
down the pitch,
and Kevin, 
in his element,
cracking goals.
It shrieks and clatters
and I hear
the Gallowgate Roar
and the surge of hope
and despair.
Magpie
calling for his mates,
a bird as strange and awkward
as we Geordies
and just as dashing.
It is Newcastle
in all its striped plumage:
a very rare bird indeed.





KEITH ARMSTRONG


from the new issue of 'true faith' the newcastle united fanzine for which keith armstrong is poet-in-residence

the jingling geordie

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whitley bay, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
poet and raconteur