Dare to do a Really Awful Clerihew

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Just for a bit of spectacle, the kids having a splash at the pool on our nearby beach where we went for supper last evening.

Just for a bit of spectacle, the kids having a splash at the pool on our beach down the road where we went for supper last evening.

For NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Five there is an invitation to try the Clerihew. ‘These are rhymed, humorous quatrains involving a specific person’s name. You can write about celebrities, famous people from history, even your mom …’ One quoted on the Wiki link above:

‘Bentley’s first clerihew, published in 1905:

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.’

Right up my alley!  Here we go with my five:

With Charles Dickens,
The pulse quickens
In palpitations
From Great Expectations. 

Barack Hussein Obama,
Although not born a farmer,
Clears patches that are thorny
With speeches a-maize-zing-ly corny. 

David Cameron
Put a hammer on
NHS for wealth –
No-one drinks his health. 

Albert Einstein
Thought some wine fine –
Must have had a lot, to see
Into relativity! 

And a bit of self-advertisement to celebrate a preliminary printed proof version of my latest fantasy novel:

Leslie Hyla Winton Noble –
Rhyming that, one’s bent on trouble;
Trying, proves the man to be
Locked inside a fantasy.

© Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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20 Responses to Dare to do a Really Awful Clerihew

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    I love the pool shot.


  2. The Asian says:

    Congrats on your new novel, you must feel great!


  3. Pussycat44 says:

    Cool, Col! You should write some using our local “celebrities”.


  4. Arkenaten says:

    Top notch as per spec, Col. Loved them.
    My friend, Nige, would be giving raised fist salutes at your ”Ode to Cameron”, believe me!
    That could easily become a meme in the UK.
    And super congrats the book is done. Dark Circle, yes?

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    • colonialist says:

      Thanks. Yes, from inside information I cannot applaud DC’s efforts to streamline the NHS. It is a sixth-letter-of-the-alphabet-up!
      Thanks again. Darx Circle, actually. That makes it unique. But as it will already google, I really need to get a move on with completing the year-long editing etc process! It has become ridiculous.


  5. bulldog says:

    How canone remain silent for these beauts


  6. shadowprancer says:

    Really like the Albert Einstein one. He must have been on something right haha.



  7. nrhatch says:

    Congrats, Col! My fave -> Albert Einstein.


  8. I knew you’d do these justice – right up your alley. Congrats on the novel too 🙂


  9. Tom Merriman says:

    Clever clerihews, Col!


  10. Congratulations – on your clerihew and on the new novel.

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