This post appeared first in March 2013. Feel free to try a Clerihew :-)!
Well, I promise to check my little list of poetry ABC’s better in the future as I have missed quite a few C’s by the looks of it.
So for today we go back to the C and cast a look at the Clerihew:
It is named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley who got famous for his little whimsical poems about more or less famous people. Clerihews are rhyming poems with a pattern of aabb and usually, the first line ends with the name the poem is about. There are no rules as to the length of lines or rhythm of the poem.
Here is my take on the Clerihew:
Why does Justin Biber
just look a bit like a beaver
maybe his mother heard
the according German word.
Brilliant! This was really fun. As an explanation: “Der Bieber” which is spoken the same like Justin’s last name, is the German word for “the beaver”.
I hope you enjoyed this too and try out one as well. Share them with us if you like.
Some links to the Clerihew