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At our local market hall We have large fishmonger's stall. World of wet and cold white tile. Fresh fish display, rank and file. Scottish salmon, centre place Stretched across a tray of ice. Several Icelandic haddock And trawled cod from Dogger Bank. A few plaice all flopped and flat Looking up, see where they're at. A side display of small fry, Placed parallel, eye to eye. Herrings heaped in slump of grey, Going cheap at end of day. Calamari: quid a squid. Is this an invite to bid? In corner, the offal bin With heads, guts and bits of skin. Take bits for cuddly kitty. Leave some pence for charity. It's all here at market hall At that large fishmonger's stall.

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Date: 9/14/2021 11:00:00 PM
Excellent poetry. Tony on the way it is. soon maybe no fish, no stall. A poem for the archives i think.
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 9/16/2021 7:30:00 AM
Many thanks Harry. Seem to be less fresh fish stalls now. Perhaps soon all fish processed, plastic packed and in supermarket freezer. Tony
Date: 9/14/2021 6:23:00 PM
Hello Tony ... a fishmonger's stall is a very busy place at markets. You've described the hustle and bustle well plus the choices available - thank you Tony - Lindsay
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 9/16/2021 7:34:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay. I remember those city centre markets of decades ago. Magical places. Focal points. Thought they were great. Huge range of choice available and all fresh produce. Tony
Date: 9/14/2021 11:01:00 AM
Hello Tony Hargraves, At the fishmonger there seems to be a lot of choices. I would buy salmon fillet. Or a salmon steak, trout, white fish. also clams. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/16/2021 10:45:00 AM
Hello Tony Hargraves, oh! Tony I love them raw with lemon juice and hot sauce. Yum! I can taste them now. So when you create your poem on oysters, I will be hungry for them. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 9/16/2021 7:20:00 AM
Thanks for comment Darlene. You mention the clams. Seems I'd missed out shellfish. Your comment inspired me to write my next poem 'Oysters'. It should appear in few minutes. Best wishes. Tony