Since it has gotten decidedly colder here in NH over the past week, and as warm sweaters are now a daily necessity, I decided to look for a sweater poem to share. Alas, they are not in abundance in the books in our collection, but I did find some on the Hello Poetry site.
I found today's poem in the collection Winter Eyes by Douglas Florian [J 811.54 FLO]. A sweater only gets a mention, but, that's enough to count as a sweater poem!
And woolen vest,
In woolen shirts
And skirts we're dressed.
The ones that have two woolen flaps.
And woolen coats
With woolen scarves
Around our throats,
And woolen there.
Our heads are growing
The above poem will be particularly relevant come Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015, which will usher in the Year of the Sheep!
One of the most poignant poems I have ever read, is called "Irish Sweaters" by Shirley Graves Cochrane. I posted it in 2012. Please reread it, I think it is stunning.
Let me know of any good sweater poems you come across and I'll start a list for next year.
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