Thursday, April 03, 2008

Poetry Stretch Results - Clerihew

The challenge this week was to write a clerihew. A clerihew is a four-line verse written in an a/a/b/b rhyme scheme that is biographical and humorous. Here are the poems my smart, witty readers came up with.
Noah the Great shares a poem about The Strokes lead singer, Jules Casablancas, entitled Failed Triumph.

John Nixon from The Quintessential Tangential shared this clarihew about Edward Bernays. Welcome, John!
Edward Bernays
Discovered the ways
Of Subconscious persuasion
Which made him the father of mass manipulation.
Sam Riddleburger shares a clerihew about Tycho Brahe that tells us what happens when a drunken young man gets into a duel.

sister AE at Having Writ is back (we've missed you!) with two clarihews about some television stars.

Madelyn Ruth from The Poop Deck reminds us that living with a young child means that the word famous often applies to cartoon characters and muppets. (Welcome, Mad!) Here's her clerihew about Oscar the Grouch.
Oscar the Grouch
Needs a therapist's couch
To combat depression
And garbage obsession
Daisybug at Things that make me say... shares a poem entitled P-ewww Clerihew.
My contributions this week are, like Sam's, scientific in nature.
Galileo Galilei
was subjected in Pope Urban's day,
to a nasty Inquisition
for his views on Earth's position.

Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician
scientist of recognition,
saw an apple fall from a tree
then shouted, "Yes, that's gravity!"
It's not too late if you still want to play. Leave me a note about your clerihew and I'll add it to the list.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Tricia. I've missed participating too.