Tuesday, December 7, 2010

AAAaarrrgghhhh!! It's IPYPIASM !!!


There's no known cure! Actually TIPPSYSCHISM is not a tropical disease.No, it's a wizzard wheeze to find new homes for pomes.IFFYSPAM (actually an acronym for INTERNATIONAL PUT YOUR POEM IN A SHOP MONTH) was Cunningly devised by ace poet, writer, broadcaster and Carol Singer, Niamh (Various ) Bagnell.

LIPPYORGASM is now an annual yuletide event that is spreading round the world like a recession.Actually feck the recession, spread a little happiness, share a little poem. Poems already flying around shops in places like Scotland, Canada, America, Ireland, to name but a few. Get all the details of HIPPYSPASM and follow up posts over HERE

Put simply, write a poem on a piece of paper or card and leave it in a local shop so that an unsuspecting shopper may happen across it and burst with joy at their good fortune. They may even bring it home and treasure it for the rest of their lives, or till the end of the week, whichever is soonest. Be sure and take a photo of the poem in the shop and put it on your blog and let Niamh know so she can link to it.

Last year I took a photo with a mobile phone but the pic wasn't recorded. This year I used the mobile fone again but a) couldn't find the fone at home and then b) Can't seem to be able to connect the fone to the Craputer to download the pic. Doh!

Fortunately I took a photo with an ordinary kamra before I left for the local Dunnes stores where I left my work of genius among the Christmas decorations. I went back the next day to try again to take another foto in the shop and my magnum opus was gone!!(in fact all the Magnums were gone, and in this weather!) Look out for it on ebay.

14 comments:

120 Socks said...

I like this ipypiasm!

Jeanne Iris said...

This is such a great idea! Wasn't it one of your first Poetry Bus challenges, Peadar?

I will place mine in the local Stop & Shop (supermarket) and clip a coupon or two to it, too.

Rachel Fox said...

I like your handwriting. I should think Dunnes will be wanting to stock your offerings soon!
x

Gerry Snape said...

I dunno know how dunne's could have dunne that. thanks for the thought. ipypiasm rules!


the moderation word is suzzle and that's exactly what happened ...a right suzzle!

Niamh B said...

Great Stuff TFE!

Lovely choice of poem, and I enjoyed your description telling people what to do and why, and I will probably be stealing that...

Thanks!!

Emerging Writer said...

Frabjous! Can I just take complete credit for mumbling when talking to the lovely, normally sharp-of-hearing Niamh, about getting a poem in The Shop rather than A SHop

Titus said...

Yahoo! I thought Dunnes was a gentlemen's outfitters.
And you have an intellectual's handwriting.
Go IPYPIASM!

Enchanted Oak said...

I'm trying to turn off my own Craputer and go to my rest, but here you are with your looney title and I had to pay a visit. Liked your romantic poem. And my goodness, it rhymed!

Argent said...

I had a go at this last year and will try again this year. Verification word: versi. Could this be an omen?

Heather said...

That's a beautiful poem and a great idea Peadar. I'll think about it and try and come up with something. I like your handwriting too.

niamhboyce said...

Love this poem, and what a great way to extend the bio..."poems have appeared in...and Dunnes Stores"

Kat Mortensen said...

Oh no! Your poem was gone? Can you go and post it somewhere else? That's a tragedy!

Kat Mortensen said...

Duh! I missed the poem the first time around!

I think it's a stunner! Beautiful and your penmanship is very nice too.

Kat

Emerging Writer said...

Tescos was hit today at last
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