Saturday, August 15, 2009

Doin' Time

Sounds Like Edgar Allan Poe(m)

A prisoners' newspaper in Britain says it may have to axe its poetry page if inmates don't stop plagiarising poems in a bid to win a £25 prize. In one case an inmate stole work by Robert Frost, the American poet, while another lifted song lyrics from James Brown.

FOOTNOTE: Rhyme and treason.

6 comments:

Maggie May said...

Axe it, I say cos I'm mean!
Read today that British jails are doing surveys for prisoners asking them how much they like their cells and what could be done to improve their accommodation.
I am not kidding!
I am on the point of emigrating!

Betsy said...

Oh dear...that is too funny!

Wayne said...

those are some big eye lashes, imagine the Eye liner they must go through. great photo friday

Mimi said...

I heard of someone who won a poetry comp with a creation comprising the first word of each poem from a book of poetry he bought!

Lee said...

LOL And no one in jail is guilty, huh? This is so funny, David.

Cheers!

Shrinky said...

Ah, sweet the faith of who ever dreamed this competition up, eh? Grin.