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Woolly Jumper - Keeping warm

1930,
Woolly Jumper - Keeping warm
Woolly Jumper - Keeping warm
Woolly Jumper - Keeping warm
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Item no
39829
Title
Woolly Jumper - Keeping warm
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.

'Woolly jumper'

'Each line of loops a new return
to pipesmoke, coughs in the car to school
the stomach churn at milk warmed sour
that smell of damp Pure Scottish Wool
and British Worsted. Hours
of the late Empire's reverses
spools of regret, of mend, make do
of not pulling off in case you'd reap
some shapeless slough of sheep
crossed with a kangaroo.'

By A.J. McIntosh

Image: Wool vest 1930s
Date
1930
Location
Museum of Childhood