The 19th Century Cooking Pot

By James Longstaff, 2nd year.

Object No. 81 Empty cooking pot, nineteenth century
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

Walking along, in among the remaining walls of an old cottage,

broken and ravaged by time.

From a forgotten era, you sat.


Valuable then,

provider of a warm daily meal to gangly growing giddy children.

Now useless.


Lying half buried in the lifeless hearth,

void of all warmth.

A memorial of lost hopes and lives cut short.


You’re empty soul the blight of those you served.   


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