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Monday, October 22, 2007

Ravens

Here's a fun rhyme that is a harbinger of what's to come depending on the size of the murder of ravens or crows you see:

One for sorrow, two for mirth,
Three for a wedding, four for birth,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told.
Eight for heaven, nine for hell,
And ten for the devil's own sel'.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Eww. Never heard that one. Sounds Poe-esque.

I'm sure you've heard the one rancher's saying about white markings on horses.

One white foot, buy him.
Two white feet, try him.
Three white feet, deny him.
Four white feet and white on the nose, knock him in the head and feed him to the crows.

[Of course, this doesn't really ring true anymore. Horses with a lot of white markings are very popular. The new saying is: Flash is cash. LOL)

Flick said...

We say
One for sorrow, two for joy
three for a girl and four for a boy,
Five for silver,six for gold
Sevenfor a secret, never to be told

Thats when we see magpies - vile birds.