Visualising Here we Go round the Mulberry Bush

I find the history of this poem very intriguing. It about the repeptive day to day actions and the feeling of gong round in circles. It based on the life of female prisoners at HMS Wakefield Prison and their life in imprisonement.

I found the repetitive nature of this poem, of doing the same thing every day quite apt to the challenge of coronavirus today. I like the fact I can take these old nursery rhymes, which history has been forgotten into a more modern setting.

“cold frosty morning’
The mulberry bush was placed in prisoners, because silkworms eat mulberry leaves. Prison governors were very involved in the silk industry .

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