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Huw Parsons, a man of many talents, recently asked for help in identifying Brown & Forrest, the very fine Smokery at Bowdens Farm, Hambridge. He kindly sent us a poem in return.......

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Elvers and Eels
Think of a little elver 'Thin as a worm and clear as glass.
And think of his moonlit elders
Who slither to ponds through soaking grass.
Think of a yellow eel,
Think of the slimy way he must feel.
Think of him there on Curry Moor
Or think of him in the sea before.

Think of a Somerset eel,
Think of 'im smoked at 'Bowden's Farm'
Becoming a tasty treat.
Or think of 'im like a jewel 'Golden against the peat.
Think of a big silver eel
With undersides like burnished steel.
And think of him there in the brown autumn flood
When he heads for the blue that's there in his blood''.

Think of a little elver 'Thin as a worm and clear as glass.
And think of his moonlit elders
Who slither to ponds through soaking grass.

Huw Parsons 13th September 2016
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