skyscraper scarf give away!

Monday, 27 February 2012

It's about time we did another give away, I used to do them once a moth, what happened?!
it's still a little cold, cold enough to wear a nice scarf from time to time I think.
So to win your very own sky scraper can you write in a very short poem with the word 'skyscraper' in it.
(We make you work for your prize) can just be a couple of lines.
We'll give one of these lovely long lambswool scarves to two winners.
thank you!!

78 comments:

  1. There once was a tall skyscraper
    which ended in a spindly taper
    when the wind blew
    it rustled and flew
    because it was made of paper!

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  2. I saw a message
    from the person who got the last two arrows
    but there was another message
    somebody else thought they had the last arrow
    I would have loved an arrow
    but that was before I saw
    Donna's 'skyscraper' and
    now I'm remembering New York
    in 1969, and all the other times
    until that last visit in '97

    Roger Lee 27 Feb 2012

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  3. Hey Apple Pie maker, please can I mine wrapped in brown paper and brought to the 39th floor of the shiny blue skyscraper.

    Love Jo Molloy
    missnippymolloy

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  4. a tired bird
    on her way home, wherever it is
    interrupted in her winged migration
    too bad we will never know about her
    because there is noone else there
    on the roof of a skyscraper

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  5. a tired bird
    on her way home, wherever it is
    interrupted in her winged migration
    I am sorry that we will never know about her
    because there is noone else there
    on the roof of a skyscraper

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  6. I'm in love with the highest skyscraper in the world...

    W h y ?

    Because it really makes me think I can f l y y y y y !

    Anouk

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  7. Look at the sky way up there,
    above the concrete pillars,
    i used to look up at skyscrapers and wonder how high i could climb,
    Then I would feel exhausted just thinking about it and pour myself a Mojito with Lime.

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  8. I twice in my life in the US have been
    both times in NY, so I have the skyscrapers seen
    I love the city and long to go back
    Maybe a nice scarf can help me back on track
    and to all my lovely memories lean

    Ingrid from Norway

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  9. The Shard is a new skyscraper
    Donna Wilson is a cool scarf maker
    You would be daft
    Not to wear your scarf
    Under the skyscraper

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  10. I went to the city to see the skyscrapers.
    Stood at the bottom, looking up, marvelling at how it tapers.
    They look so high, touching the blue,
    But try as I might, I couldnt see you.

    x

    http://beckyboodlesphotography.co.uk/

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  11. Early morning, it is still cold,
    The air crispy as white paper.
    The day is to enfold.
    Warmly wrapped in my skyscraper.

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  12. Early Morning, it is still cold.
    The air crispy as white paper.
    The day is to enfold.
    Warmly wrapped up in my scyscraper.

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  13. So cool, so here is my haiku-poem :

    Falling asleep on a cloud
    Someone is tickling my toes
    Oh dear! Is it miss Gratte-ciel or mister Skysraper?

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  14. Rising in the blue
    Windows gleaming like crystals
    A skyscraper grows

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  15. From high up in the skyscraper everyone looks so small
    From down on the streets the buildings looks so tall

    It winds up never ending in the endless blue sky
    Do birds breathe the blue while they fly?

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  16. There once was a stylish ol' bird,
    obsessed with skyscrapers, I've heard.
    But as one who was quite
    afraid of the height,
    one to wear round her neck is preferred.

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  17. Dashing
    On
    Nightman
    Ned's
    Antelopes

    While
    Ingrid
    Lifts
    Skyscrapers
    Onto
    Nature

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  18. Mr Skyscraper was a lofty fellow,
    so tall you could not hear him bellow.
    He could touch the clouds and for this he was proud
    but heights made his legs turn to jello.

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  19. like a skyscrapers,
    my journey just like their stairs,
    each stair is each step until the roof top...

    xoxo
    dita

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  20. How I'd love to have a New York Caper, wearing Donna's Skyscraper!

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  21. when i visit the city
    the skyscrapers creep up taller
    taller than the tallest tree
    at my forest home.
    a different tree - a skyscraper
    a tree you can climb.

    Love your scarf - I think it would look so good wearing it around my bush/forest home town. It's coming up Winter here, so I'd wear it lots.. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  22. skyscraper here and there
    i can see them
    because i am here

    new york new york

    ahoy
    izabella

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  23. skyscraper oh skyscraper
    i wish your doors were really pink
    please paint them to
    please me,
    appease me
    don't tease me
    my dear skyscraper

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  24. skyscraper caught
    in soft silky neck-warming
    pleasure. Transforming
    your ever tall concreteness
    from cold to cosiness.
    Shouldn't you,
    my skyscraper,
    be named skyhugger?

    A

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  25. Tall and lean and sometimes mean
    It's lonely at the top.
    What you need you hunk of steel
    Is something to make you pop,
    Jewellery? Buttons? A hat made of paper?
    No! You need a scarf my love
    To make you a hip hop sky scraper!

    Xxx

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  26. Skyscraper, skyscraper,
    Scrape me some sky
    Tickle the sun
    While the stars go by.
    Tickle the stars
    While the sun's climbing high,
    Then skyscraper, skyscraper,
    Scrape me some sky.

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  27. Sky scraper who gave you your name,
    As you scrape through the sky what have you to gain,
    “A bird’s eye view, and my head in the clouds,
    Whatever you do don’t look down.”

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  28. Annie Montgomerie28 February 2012 01:40

    I once had a bit of a caper
    with a friend in a tall skyscraper,
    and just for a laugh we knitted a scarf
    the length of Kings Cross to Mayfair.
    We scrolled it out of the top floor
    knowing it would reach the bottom for sure,
    admired by everyone who came to London
    so now we've got to knit more!

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  29. Annie Montgomerie28 February 2012 01:49

    I once had a bit of a caper
    with a friend in a tall sky scraper,
    and just for a laugh we knitted a scarf
    the length of Kings Cross to Mayfair.
    We scrolled it out of the top floor knowing it would reach the bottom for sure,
    admired by everyone who came to London
    so now we've got knit more!

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  30. Sky scraper who gave you your name,
    As you scrape through the sky what have you to gain,
    “A bird’s eye view, and my head in the clouds,
    Whatever you do don’t look down.”

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  31. I've read it in the papers,
    that Donna Wilson scarves feature skyscrapers
    right now. What a great idea,
    it even made me loose my composing fear.

    Hurray!
    Warmly, Maja

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  32. I ' m just in love with all the skyscrapers of the world...

    Why?

    Because, they make me feel that I can f l y y y y y y !

    ♥ Anouk

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  33. i live somewhere very small
    an island on its own
    no skyscrapers to be seen
    The wind blows strong
    a cold neck to be had
    but yet i still am keen

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  34. New York I miss you

    It's been a while but I know you're always there
    Want to be with you again, but ain't got a dime to spare
    If I had a skyscraper to wear around my neck
    I would miss you less, untill I make it back

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  35. There are no skyscrapers in my city
    Isn't that a pity?!
    Therefore I write this rhyme
    So the skyscraper can be mine
    And there will be a skyscraper in my city
    Around my neck of course, all yellow and pretty!

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  36. A sky-
    scraper,
    In news-
    paper,
    Rescued cat up tree.

    Oh kind-
    scraper,
    So high-
    scraper
    Brought kitty home for tea!

    :)

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  37. Skyscrapers so high in the sky
    Kids run and shout through the halls.
    Young love is etched on the stairs and walls.
    Storeys of green windows stretch high.
    Communities of young, old, loud and shy.
    Rows of doors and hidden lives.
    Architectural dreams and strife.
    Pinnacles for the rich rest on the cerise doors.
    Elevators on the outside to view mother nature.
    Residents for whom their skyscraper, is their castle.

    What fun! xx

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  38. Skyscraper heels are not for me
    I prefer to run around
    And feel free
    Though I try to be stylish
    Stylish everyday
    I have a lovely fox to curl around my neck
    But a new skyscraper scarf
    Now that would really make my day

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  39. Skyscraper heels are not for me
    I prefer to run around
    And feel free
    Though I try to be stylish
    Try everyday
    I have a lovely fox to curl around my neck
    But a new skyscraper scarf...
    Now that would really make my day.

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  40. My SkyScraper Acrostic

    Solid and tall towering above us all
    Keeping people warm and out of the cold
    Years grow by and the taller they get
    Seeing who can build the biggest one yet.
    Creating a skyline for many a city
    Rising above all other buildings
    A place for habitation
    Pent house suite is the ultimate consummation
    Everyone wants to live in the skyscraper
    Realising they are a mover and shaker

    Malini Craig

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  41. Lean and mean
    looking for the sky
    and well beyond.

    Skyscrapers in the clouds
    are reaching up and shouting out.

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  42. For lucky creatures living at the top of a skyscraper, all they need to keep warm and catch insects for tea, is a woolly scarf and some flypaper.

    Shaz x

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  43. Ik heb er zoveel
    voor rond mijn keel

    maar de skyscaper is van een andere orde
    zou hij niet de mijne willen worde ?

    ( I have al lot of them
    to cover my troat

    the skycaper is very different
    won't he become mine ? )

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  44. Hmm well I can't rhyme but a teacher once told me poems don't always need to, so here goes!

    Did you ever see the man who spanned skyscrapers?
    he made it all look possible
    What is it about being UP high and looking down low as everything whizzes?
    it gives you an electrofied, rejuvenated and heady cold mix
    which is why when you climb climb climb up to the top
    just don't drop...
    your Scarf!

    VML

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  45. Whoa, up there! The skyscraper surrounded by planes!
    I sure hope that huge gorilla wont be shot down in flames......

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  46. My big sister gave me a house, made from feathers and bright wool
    “If this one falls down, it’ll blend in with your town, and be a comfort for you too.”
    Ten thousand quakes have kept me awake since the big one four seasons past
    But I am a mouse, cuddling my soft house, determined that THIS one will last
    We’re rebuilding now, slowly but surely, as the pacific begins to cool
    But in this shaken up city, the only good skyscraper is one that’s made from ... wool!

    Kathryn

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  47. My Skyscraper Acrostic

    Solid and tall towering above us all,
    Keeping people warm and out of the cold,
    Years grow by and the taller they get,
    Seeing who can build the biggest one yet.
    Creating a skyline for many a city,
    Rising above all other buildings,
    A place for habitation,
    Pent house suite is the ultimate consummation,
    Everyone wants to live in the skyscraper,
    Realising they are a mover and shaker.

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  48. Wow you have been active on the blog lately....wish we could see David Shrigley.
    Good luck with everything!!

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  49. Skyscraper, I can hear the purring
    Of the clouds when you scratch their bellies
    You sway gently as the freight-trains pass
    I am safe up here, inside your dream
    Of little boxes.
    From your window, I think I saw
    A tower-block winking at you -
    I wave back, just to say
    Yes, yes we are handsome today.

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  50. i
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    like you a lot,
    hope to be mine
    lovely skyscaper

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  51. where i live
    there is no concrete,
    no skyscrapers:
    just wilderness
    snow
    trees.
    i am nestled under the awesome mass
    of nature
    that is
    Mont Blanc.

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  52. Whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    Whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    Are we there yet?
    Whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    Whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    whoosh,
    I can see the sky!
    I reach skyscraper of my joy.

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  53. How high is a skyscraper I cannot see

    the scarf is a little more obvious to me,

    Its and pink and yellow, not dark and grey

    to own a small Skycraper will make my day.

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  54. skyscraper, skyscraper looking up at stars
    skyscraper, skyscraper looking down at cars

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  55. i was digging in the dirt
    looking for something
    to call my own,
    but she said,
    never should you search below yourself
    she said to look up,
    reach up
    and build a skyscraper of dreams.

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  56. MissHeliotrope1 March 2012 16:55

    Harvest your dreams
    Embrace the world
    Build a skyscraper
    Out of cobwebs
    Grow icicle orchids
    By a silver pond
    And promise yourself
    It will be

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  57. oh skyscraper,
    skyscraper.
    where have you been all my life?
    i feel lonely and cold, oh skyscraper,
    you will be a lifesaver!

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  58. A skyscraper scarf? She's havin' a larf!
    Its donna's little caper is that skyscraper
    To get us penning odes, and she'll get loads and loads
    But I'm sure to get the prize 'cos Donna's VERY wise!

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  59. Skyscrapers!
    Make me feel cold.
    But I can be bold,
    With this scarf around my neck.
    If truth be told!

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  60. Donna Haveron2 March 2012 10:24

    If I were a skyscraper tall and thin
    I could waddle and doddle and model
    Donna's skyscraper thing!

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  61. Like a million reflective rectangles,
    Towering up from the ground
    The skyscraper projects the image of the world above and spangles,
    To the thousands of people on the streets below wondering around

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  62. Wise, Donna may be but two winners there will be
    and I would like to enter
    to win a scarf-shaped skyscraper
    that is so long it falls down way below my knee
    an acceptable length for a demure lady like me

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  63. skyscraper,Wolkenkratzer,摩天大楼,skyskraber,gratte-ciel,ουρανοξύστης,grattacielo,rañaceos,ตึกระฟ้า will you live meg and Beardy man?

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  64. oooh darling
    my looove
    for you
    is bigger
    than
    the tallest
    sky craper

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  65. He was a Sky-scraper
    removing all the dirt
    until the sky was clean again
    like a crsiply ironed shirt

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  66. wolkenkrabber.... jij bent hoog
    kon ik maar met je omhoog
    we voelen ons nu zo klein
    wat zouden we graag bij jou willen zijn.
    dan konden we boven kussen
    zo hoog als de mussen

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  67. Taller than trees,
    this skyscraper scarf
    will reach your knees!

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  68. skyscraper
    scrapes the sky
    it is so high
    high in the sky

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  69. sky knitter

    i
    knit
    you
    to the moon
    and back

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  70. Jane C - the wrong side of the Pennines4 March 2012 10:26

    It`s so cold said Cyril Squirrel-Fox*
    I need to go and buy some woolly socks,
    But Cyril doesn`t do things by half,
    And he came back with a Skyscraper scarf

    *He promises not to get marmalade on the scarf

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  71. Layla Johnson4 March 2012 13:37

    Up up away
    In my beautiful balloon
    I see a tall sky scraper
    Pointing at the moon

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  72. We went to skyscraper land, off the money mum inherited,
    about three grand
    We went up one together; My family and I
    One of two, paired together in a skyline
    Who could have known what would come,
    That when I returned, they were both gone.

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  73. I’m the only skyscraper in this city,
    Scratching at the skyline.
    I like to play a little game.
    How many clouds can I unravel?
    I snag them as they pass over me,
    Pulling at their fibres.
    Cirrus clouds separate like unspun yarn.
    Cumulus are more difficult, a heavy knit.
    I pull them apart,
    And then it rains.

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  74. Bummer! I can't rhyme in English! (I'm not native...)

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  75. Where do you post the winners? I'm curious!

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  76. Skyscrapper is rascacielo in Spanish, so here I go:

    Largo como mi pelo
    es este rascacielo,
    me lo amarro como una bufanda
    y quedo abrigada como un panda

    The translation would be something like this (but obviously it doesn't rhyme):

    Long as my hair
    is this skyscraper
    I tied it like a scarf
    and stay warm like a panda

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  77. You are huge
    I am small

    You are made of steel
    I am made of cotton

    You can touch the clouds
    I rather stay close to the ground

    You are a skyscraper
    And I, I am just a person

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  78. WOW how creative you all are, thank you so so much for your wonderful poems, it's been so nice reading them all. We have chosen the winner at random, so.... Mars and Kafin are the winners of a sky scraper scarf. If it's getting too warm now for scarves keep it in a safe place until winter! Please email Siew@donnawilson.com with your addresses and we'll get them sent out to you as soon as possible.
    thanks All!! more give aways soon.

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