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Wendy Goulstone
Gift aid Wendy Goulstone

Take this warm blanket.
It was fun to make
from odd balls of wool.
I unravelled some old jumpers,

washed the yarn
to get the wrinkles out.
I looped the wool,
pulled it through.

Gift aid is one of the runners-up in the 2018 Poetry on Loan poetry competition. Poets were asked to submit poems up to 20 lines in length on the theme Take this...


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The Very Grimm Brothers - music, poetry and fun
24 August 2019
Bridgnorth library