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Davie filleting plaice

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Davie at Hunters Fish (extract)

(For Davie Robertson & the Hunters: Gibby, Andrew, James)

A couple of beautiful cod, you said,
A name scrawled underneath
Of Guardian Angell that trawls
The fresh catch in. Earlier
This morning, you're filleting
Haddock - each fish done in
Less than a minute, you're fast,
And give the name of one fish:
Stanebiter, catfish, wolf-fish -
One and the same depending
On where is home; you have

A stainless steel table for haddock,
A sharp knife, you're steady, no fable,
And we watch, the rhythm of you...

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