Thursday, September 15, 2016

Three Clerihews





















At dversepoets.com today we are asked to write as a challenge, a Clerihew, a poetic form invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (187 5 - 1956)  It is a short and fun biographical verse with two rhyming couplets.



       Amal married George Clooney
       He certainly is no gooney
       She wears tailored two piece suits
       Her persona was enough to seduce

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       Most traveled was Marco Polo
       He sailed and explored the world solo
       From his escapades inspiration was drawn
       What women did he discover in the land of Khan?


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        Oh, how I loved Santa Claus,
        his rosy cheeks and schnozz
        Always jolly, in his red suit ate popcorn
        His whiskers like a snowstorm
     

     
   

     

     

18 comments:

  1. three interesting choices and three entertaining clerihews. :)

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  2. very good, well thought out pieces. Congrats,
    Randy

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  3. Nice variety here and I love the snowstorm whiskers.

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  4. Three well-known personalities at different times but made a great impact together. Wonderful offering Kathy!

    Hank

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  5. Ah.. what a good set of men for us all to be envious of... Love em all, but most Marco Polo.. though as you hint he might not always been solo.

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  6. Oh, heavens. Not often you get to see the rhyming of "Claus" and "schnozz." I think you have just made my day. ;)

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  7. Good choices, Kathy, your Santa Claus "biography" was particularly charming!

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  8. Excellent uses of the form, K. We all got into a near limerick mood with this one, & it appears lots of smiles appeared during the writing; smile.

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  9. Loved them all, especially Santa Claus. My next collection are poems written of, on, about and "by" Santa Claus. So I have an infinity for that one, Kathy! Well done.

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    1. I would like to read those. Thank you.

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  10. What a great mix of men to write about! Santa is real, right?! :)

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  11. Love all three! Especially Santa Claus' schnoz :) LOL

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