Sunday, December 4, 2011

IPYPIASM

Niamh is hosting International Put Your Poem In a Shop Month for the fourth year. The idea is that you write a poem. Put it in a shop. Then take a picture as evidence. Last year I chickened out, but I was determined to participate this year. Titus has already done it. And so has Niamh. I did the deed in the grocery store yesterday.

Those of you with your fancy phones with cameras would be able to do this very easily, but all I have is my point & shoot, so it looks like I'm taking a picture in a store. Very high profile. Now, if I were taking a picture of a shoe so I could show it to someone I wouldn't bat an eye. But taking a picture of my own litter? Alarming! And I have to say that my face was bright red by the time I finished. Man I'm a weenie!

So, without further ado, here is my pictorial evidence.


And for the closeup: 



In case you can't read it (I admit that I scribbled it at the last minute before heading out the door), here is what it says:

Looking for glad
at the grocery store?
Feeling some joy
but wishing for more?

The Christmas aisle
is a good place to start,
but for best results
you'd better look in your heart!

What about you? Do you think you could bring IPYPIASM to your city?

15 comments:

  1. Oh brilliant Dana!! I know exactly what you mean by the camera thing - I have to bring my camera along and the flash seems to illuminate the whole store!
    And a poem with a Christmas message to boot! Well done you!

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  2. gorgeous poem Bug!! Very far from litter too! I'm a camera carrier too, and yes, it's tough! lol

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  3. There is a Norwegian movie, "Elling", that has as part of its plot, a poem who leaves his work, unsigned, in packages at the grocery store. I found the movie on Netflix and highly recommend it.

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  4. I never fail to be amazed at the creativity and inventiveness of bloggers. This is a really interesting verbal adventure.

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  5. Impeccable poem, brilliant location! Three cheers for The Bug!
    Oh, that's really made me smile.

    And doesn't the Norweigan film sound interesting?

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  6. I love it and I love the poem! You are AWESOME!

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  7. LOL at the thought of you taking a picture of your poem. I love the poem and if I saw it at my grocery store I would smile.

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  8. Very clever writing!

    I'm Glad you found Joy in the grocery store today. You should take great Pride.

    We must get you a cell phone camera for easier Kinnearing efforts. You could be so much more stealthy with a camera phone.

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  9. I SOOOOOOO love this! Love exactly where you put it too! I'm sure it made someone think :)

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  10. Neat! I'm hoping to place a poetry-bomb somewhere this year.

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  11. Thanks everyone! I admit it was kind of a rush to complete my task without anyone looking at me strangely (that I could see anyway - ha!).

    And yes, the Norwegian film DOES sound interesting!

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  12. I like this one! Since Titus encouraged me, I'm trying to visit everyone who stopped by to see my attempt. I'm not a poet, I'm just addicted to words. :)

    Which explains exactly why my cellphone camera shot WASN'T great...I kept waiting for someone to grab me by the shoulder and ask, "And just what do you think you're doing?" :0

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