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A Spell to Start Again - Advent calendars

1936,
A Spell to Start Again - Advent calendars
A Spell to Start Again - Advent calendars
A Spell to Start Again - Advent calendars
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39824
Title
A Spell to Start Again - Advent calendars
Description
The following writing was inspired by wintry objects in the Museum of Childhood collections. The writers are part of 26, a group of writers with a love of words, who have invented a form of writing, called a sestude, consisting of 62 words.

'A Spell to Start Again'

'What will we open tomorrow?
When the long wait is over,
We long to return
To the first.

It's a magical time -
Grownups say

So perhaps a little spell
Or a wish
Would do the trick?

Push shut the windows
Like tightly closed eyelids.

Wait...

and wish

When eyes open
All closed (like before)
These windows wait
To be opened
Once more.'

By Sara McQueen

Image: Peppa Pig 2014, Baby's 1st Christmas 2000, Advent Calendar Scene 1936 & Enid Blyton's Christmas Story Advent Calendar 1950s
Date
1936
Location
Museum of Childhood