Thursday, December 3, 2009

News at the Slippy Pole & The next poem for shops

Amidst all the excitement of "International put your poem in a shop month" you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd be forgiven for forgetting about the most forgotten pole in Ireland, but no - the very latest from the slippy pole, last seen on this blog here and before that here, here, here,
and first spotted here...
Well here it is today - the slippery warning sign is still clinging on for dear life - at this rate it should still be there when the road is actually slippery again and needs a new sign to go up, but instead of spending the country's hard earned money on a new sign the clever council people will point to their great conservational genius and hoist the old sign proudly on the pole. I will, of course, let you know if there are any further developments.

In other news, so invigorated by the immense success of my first poem placement in a shop I have already written the next one. This time to go into a make up counter or gifty chemist type environment. Here it is

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Frenzied gift hunt, seek bright shiny crap
Dazed mirror eye contact, you shed glitter like snow
No box-set, cream/ face paint, unguent or slap
Makes you younger or sexier or fitter than now

Poem testing will commence over the weekend...

This just in - new poems spotted in colourful looking shops in titus land - click here for more.

12 comments:

Uiscebot said...

I got my poem up in a hairdressers of all places - I'll stick the pic up tomorrow hopefully

NanU said...

Love it!!

Domestic Oub said...

Good job Colm! :) This is so much fun.

Titus said...

I have tried and, Mallory-esque, failed. Full story, plus pictures, now posted.
I am not deterred.

Niamh B said...

Can't wait to see that Uisce - exciting!
Thanks NanU - hope there'll be a poem up in France soon?
Oub - isn't it just?
Titus, you have far from failed, you have been the first international partaker in the international put your poem in a shop month.. there was no stipulation on how long it had to stay there after all... mission accomplished!!

Titus said...

Thanks Niamh! You have obviously been on a team-building course. I have plans, once I get my hands on the car!

the watercats said...

hhhmmm.. it all sounds so exciting!.. I'm doing most of my shopping on e-bay lately though... hhhmmm.. maybe I could put one up for auction! :-)

Niamh B said...

Titus, it's that obvious isn't it? There's no "I" in team - but there is in winner!
Go on Watercats - you haven't lived till you've written a little poem for the express purpose of putting it up in public somewhere, to stimulate the lives and minds of the dazed shoppers, and then trying to get a picture of it in said public place.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Unguent is an underused word.More unguent please people.Shedding glitter like snow is a cool line too.My mission accomplished today, but I've never used a camera phone before and though I took the image,I didn't save it.Doh!Will post tomorrow with homebased proper camera back up pic.This project is snowballing like a , er, snowball.

Niamh B said...

Thanks for trying TFE - you've a whole month to get something up there - just checked back and last year it did last the month, so there's no pressure there. Once you do it for the first time it's kind of addictive tho - all our new year's resolutions will have to be "giving up putting up poems in shops"...
And tks for your kind remarks on the poem!

Jessica said...

Need to get on this . . . perhaps tomorrow?

Niamh B said...

Go On Jessica - you can be the first ever non european poem placer!!