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Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles

1960, Toy
of 3
Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles
Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles
Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles
Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles
Museums & Galleries Item
39820
Jigsaw Peace - Jigsaw puzzles
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.

'Jigsaw Peace'

'a fli ck of blue is not the sky.
a blade of gra ss? or silk ensleeve?
th ew orld is ren dered in
fragm entswh ich
slo w ly

sl owly
thr oughobserv ation (where's the dog's tail?)
coo peration (I'm collecting pieces of the hat)
andt rial
andt rial (is it the right piece?)
tri al and (ah... got it)
trial and
erorr
until finally (slightly, just slightly, disappointingly)
ab

strac
tion
resolves. '

By Lucy Harland

Image: The Beatles Jigsaw 1960s, Famous Five 1980s, Victory Jigsaw Puzzle 1960s, Postman Pat 1980s

1960
Toy
Museum of Childhood