Thursday, July 10, 2008

National Shed Week: Shed Poet Laureates

If you needed any more persuading that shedlife is inspirational, then take a look at Shed of the Year runner-up Simon Kirby's video at Newbury Today. Not only does he show us around his marvellous shed, he also finishes off with a special Ode to A Shed and promises that he is working on a book of shed-inspired poetry.Meanwhile John Davies aka Shedman has been busy in his specially-erected B&Q shed (pictured above) at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, performing and welcoming fellow shed enthusiasts. He has certainly not been idle as he has also written a special poem for National Shed Week:
Encomium for Shed Week

In Shedbury they’re celebrating the winners of Shedweek,
flags and bunting deck the streets and houses of Shedwick;
Sheddingham resounds to the cheers of sheddie folk
and Bedfordshire has change its name to extend the joke.

In allotments, along the tracks, the sheds of Britain amass
to join the chorus of salute to the winners of each class.
'All hail!' they cry, as thunderclouds deliver another load,
leaving the sheds slightly damp but not at all subdued.

And to you, Tim from Sudbury, the highest accolade:
The Rugby Pub of Suffolk, the finest ever made;
octagonal with roof lights, complete with double doors
three fridges and a hammock, Shed of the Year is yours.

Upsteps a larch-lapped champion to raise the cry again
across United Sheddom, from every shed and man:
'To you the victor’s laurels, to you the winner’s band!
The Rugby Pub of Suffolk is the best shed in the land!'
©Shedman 2008 All rights reserved
Keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Shedblog, the official blog of National Shed Week 2008.

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