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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 17 November 2018 – Lucky Dip!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Clerihew. The topic is up to you!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Clerihew?
Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…
A Clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) at the age of 16. The poem is about/deals with a person/character within the first rhyme. In most cases, the first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person.
One of the most remembered Clerihew from Bentley’s collection is:
Sir Humphrey Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
Example of a Clerihew
The Road Runner
always almost a goner;
when attacked in manner dread,
Wile E. suffers intended fate instead ….
Copyright © 2004 Alan McAlpine Douglas
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/clerihew.html (accessed 17 November, 2018)
Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Clerihew’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.
As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.