Day 8

Christmas Cracker, Sweetie Wrapper

Written by Simon Parsons

© Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh

In the bleak midwinter
A flash of inspiration
Of fire and brittle brimstone,
To treat a sweet with reverence
A splash of Chinese gold

First the honeyed air of spiced delight
Rich with roast potatoes
Now the stippled whiff of cordite
An ancient joke
A crown of hope
Coloured paper in a pile
Snap! Snap! Snap!
The ironclad winter cracks a smile


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