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The ‘Banksy of poetry’ sends mysterious robin poem to Norwich hair salon

PUBLISHED: 12:44 20 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 20 May 2017

The poem sent to Trends Hair Salon in Norwich. Picture Trends Hair Salon.

The poem sent to Trends Hair Salon in Norwich. Picture Trends Hair Salon.

Trends Hair Salon

A writer dubbed the ‘Banksy of poetry’ for sending mysterious poems to hairdressers across the country has struck in Norwich.

Cherry and Andre Cappuccio at Trends hair salon.; Photo by Simon Finlay Cherry and Andre Cappuccio at Trends hair salon.; Photo by Simon Finlay

The poet, who goes by the name of Mark Jones, sent a joyful poem about a robin to Trends Hair Salon on St Augustines Street in the city.

Cherry Cappuccio, who owns the salon, said she was initially confused when she opened the letter which had been sent from Lancashire.

“It came in the post on Wednesday and we thought it was a bit odd that someone would send us a poem,” she said. “We then had a gentleman book in called Mark Jones, so when he came in we asked if it was him and he said no.

“We then did some research and then found out it was this mystery poet.”

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Poems have been received by a number of hairdressers across the country over the past couple of years.

The verses are signed “by the composer Mark Jones’ and are all written in silver on black card. They all end with the words: “Keep your chin up. Keep smiling.”

“When I found out who it was I thought wow this mystery poet has taken time to Google us and find our address so he could send us this,” Mrs Cappuccio added. “It was really nice to receive it”

The poem

My best friend the robin

Sings to me each day

Although I have tried to understand

I don’t know what he says

Maybe he’s just happy

His song is never blue

I know that if you lend an ear

He’ll sing one just for you

He’ll sing to make you happy

To chase your blues away

My best friend the robin

Hip hip hip hip hooray

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