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Friday, December 5, 2014

Clerihews

A ‘Clerihew’ is a silly and funny four line poem. The name comes from Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who pioneered this form. These poems are about a specific person or a character and the second line has to rhyme with the subject’s name. The scheme is AABB. Here, I have written three of them on AliceUncle Scrooge and Misha, the bear of the ‘Misha’ magazine that was published from USSR in early 90s and was quite popular. I was crazy about it! This is my first attempt in writing Clerihews; I hope you will like them! Suggestions and comments are most welcome!

There was once a dreamy girl called Alice
Whose heart was pure and free of malice
She saw a rabbit holding a watch in hand
Chased him and entered the wonderland!

 Too stingy was the rich Uncle Scrooge
He wore specs and his wealth was huge
And loved his money more than his life
That’s why he stayed single, sans a wife!


There was once a bear named Misha
He was cute and lived in frosty Russia
But he gathered quite an enviable fame
A hit magazine came out in his name!

22 comments:

  1. Nice to know the new format of poem-Clerihew.
    All the three poems are very nice.

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    1. Hello Nana

      Thanks a ton! It is fun to try new formats :D

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  2. nice story and thanks for sharing with me.

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  3. Those are so great! Rabbits and bears! <3

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    1. Hi Katrin

      Thanks a lot! yesss i love rabbits and bears too! <3

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  4. Thanks for introducing me to a new form of poetry..this sounds so much fun and I loved all the three!

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    1. Hi Uma C

      Thanks a lot! I am so happy you liked the post :)

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  5. Aaaww... I love them! they are so cute!!!
    Great Job!

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  6. This is again an interesting form of poem..

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  7. Loved this. Most enjoyable

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    1. Hi panaecea

      Thanks a lot! I am so glad you enjoyed these :D

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  8. Thanks for sharing this, I nva heard about this kind of peotry...
    U have written it very well dear!! Fantastic rhyming too!!!

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    1. Hi Akshitha

      Thank you!! I am so happy hat you enjoyed these Clerihews :D

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  9. This was fun to read ... loved the rhyming pattern and the way you made me relive these childhood tales :-)

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    1. Hi Amrit

      Thanks a lot! I am really happy you liked these :D

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