"Eight for a Wish"
From the eighth line of the magpie poem (read below), with outstretched wings this bird brings hope. It has collected eight items for wish-making: wishbone, four-leaf clovers, ladybugs, lucky penny, acorns, horseshoe, dandelions and the crescent moon.
Fine art reproductions coming soon.
Having broken down the magpie rhyme "One for Sorrow" into a series of ten pieces, I focus on the attribution of fate and chance to Nature. According to the superstition of the magpie poem, dating back to late-1700s Britain, the number of magpie birds seen tells if one will have bad or good fortune:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret, never to be told
Eight for a wish
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird you must not miss