Just wanted to let you know that the Mervyn Peake awards are now open for submissions until 31 March 2012
I'm sure we'd all be very very proud if someone from the community walked away with the prize.
Find out more about the awards here: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/mervynpeake
You can forward any questions to email@example.com
Excellent, thank you.
Here we go.....!
Really? I look forward to that submission Ray!
Is anyone else thinking about submitting something?
I think Lin would "walk" it in the poetry section
All I wanted to know
Was how not to be on show
This pd diagnosis of mine
Did not seem to me very fine
But now I have accepted it
I just get on and live with it
Two "it"s were there in those two lines
Never mind, I feel that is just fine
Is that for submission annebernadette?
sorry Ezinda - I missed a few posts
Did you mean to post in 'February'?
I can move it over if you like.
Perhaps left in the shadows? Thank you
bad news AB
its enough to make you seake
that we cant try for mervyn peake
in fact it isnt very faire
its not open to residents of eire
i am reduced to linguistic failia
it excludes folk in australia
perhaps we could join in at last
if our address was Gormenghast
lets take action and not just moan
so here's a 'poem', signed Titus Groan
With friends like Dylan Thomas
Graham Greene and many others
Gormenghast much to my aghast
Is knowm better since he has "passed"
With references to Tolkein
His fiction was surely surreal
His works are now to be seen
In the Imperial War Museum
We shall just have to accept
That us Gaelic, Aussie and Scott
Are not welcone to the prize
That this Englishmam provides
(with absolutely no disrepect to Mrevyn Peake)
With deep respect - Merryn Peake
The trophy is as good as mine.
The rest of you may as well withdraw now - save yourselves the embarrassment.
Not so fast, Ray!
The proof will be in the pudding as they say out west. Be sure to post that submission.
Is anyone else thinking about it?
when i think of the awful rubbish i did submit once, i am overcome by embarassment.
my tour de farce epicomic poem on sex and pd (which i am sure some recall) is too big for the competition. i could shrink it, but the puddings (as Ezinda called the judges) are a bit po-faced and unlikely to appreciate it. (i own a house in yorkshire so i could use that address.)hmm.
Give me the house and I'll withdraw............
i'm already practically giving it away! price down 35,000.
comes with a beautifully presented family-sized mortgage from halifax.
Well I hope Lin and Titan read this. They both have great talent writing beautiful poetry. Hope you take part.
Can I add that the Speccy Ecky awards for the funniest joke in the Dark Humour thread will run until the end of Feb, this year (for you pendantics). The winner will receive naff all (as a result of DA's all my disposable income goes to my creditors, now and forever more, I have to beg to be allowed NHS dental treatment).
Incidentally, I'm winning on a technicality. That being I have the joke in my head and I can't post it due to the fact it has sweary wordies in it that would have made Bernard Manning blush.