A poem by Beverly Stock.
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The kipper rich, the herring poor,
English breakfast esprit de corps,
Classy kippers some call salmon,
Same fish, for elite consumption.
Preparations can be fickle,
Cold-smoked, salted, or quick pickle,
Kipper, salmon or a herring,
Far, far from the Straits of Bering.
It’s Herring Heroes that give their all-
A split and gutted overhaul!
Eggs and herring are then combined
So English Breakfasts are served on time.