Hello Poetry Lovers
Friday already! I thought I’d give us something to mull over over the weekend.
Adelaide favourite and recently featured poet, Tony Josolyne has introduced me to this wonderful Clerihew poetry form.
Thank you for that, Tony. I’ve sketched another picture of you here, with a Dick Tracy element
This is Tony’s wonderful piece. Although this was news a few weeks ago, it’s still very relevant to the madness that’s going on at this moment;
Goodbye! Goodbye! Allegra Strattan
no more to put her party hat on
her publicised mock interview
has led her to this clerihew
T Josolyne 2021
Wasn’t that just wonderful and clever?! Now, here’s my amateurish attempt;
I wanted a date with Andy Warhol
Certain he’d be bright and colourful
But they said he was cheap and tight
And would never help me in a fight
Dobby Moulson 2021
So, I couldn’t resist looking up its origins, and I see it was invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley at the age of 16! I adored this one;
Sir Christopher Wren
Said, “I am going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls
Say I am designing St. Paul’s.”
E. clerihew Bentley 1905
Wasn’t that fascinating ?! I can see you all writing these clerihews now. I know Dobby’s getting scribbling (after she comes off Zoom)
Thanks for tuning in, PL’s. We’ll be back with more poetry shenanigans real soon……