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It's all here in our market hall at the 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 next to Atlantic haddock And trawled cod from the Dogger Bank. There's a few plaice all flopped and flat looking up to see where they're at. A side display of some small fry, placed parallel, all eye to eye. Herrings heaped up in slump of grey, be sold off cheap at end of day. Calamari, rubbery squid. Tasteless mollusc for just a quid. In the corner there's offal bin. Heads and guts and bits of skin. Take your pick for cuddly kitty. just leave few pence for charity. It's all here in our market hall at the 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