Shed Week : Encomium* for Shed Week

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Our new friend Shedman has written this special poem for 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 Tim the victor’s laurels, to Tim the winner’s band!

The Rugby Pub of Suffolk is the best shed in the land!’

*High praise in honour of a victor – from the Latin!

©Shedman 2008 All rights reserved

You can meet the Shedman at:
Ledbury Poetry Festival July 5-13, 2008 and the Havant Poetry Festival Sept 25-28, 2008

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear