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Thursday, December 1, 2011


December means International Put Your Poetry in a Shop Month and Titus is off the mark ahead of everybody with her shoe shop ode above.
IPYPIASM is the brainchild of the very maternal Various and is now in its fourth year though I only started participating last year. Basically, you do what it says on the tin. Write a poem and put it in a shop. But you have to take a photo of it to prove you're not a billy-waffler and post it on your blog. Sign it if you want to. The poem, I believe, (though I haven't read the small print) does not necessarily have to reflect the wares on display but often does, as per Titus' example above.
Now, get going! Only thirty days left. And link back to Various so we can all see!


  1. How does Titus manage to get hers so professional looking too? She's only brilliant.
    We've all got some catching up to do!

  2. This looks like fun! I kind of like making people wonder what the heck I am doing...

  3. Yay! And don't forget to carry portacomputerandprinter at all times.

  4. Gah - another reminder that I haven't even thought of what shop to put my poem in, much less WRITTEN the poem yet. I'd better get with it!

  5. Oh God, three people up already!And I haven't visited a shop nor have any plans to visit one!