Tricia’s Monday Poetry Stretch this week challenges us to write a clerihew. A clerihew is a four-line poem that pokes fun at a famous person. It has a rhyme scheme of AABB. The first line should end with the name of the celebrity.
I have never attempted writing a clerihew before. Here are the three clerihews I wrote this morning:
In her birthday suit,
Tempted Adam with forbidden fruit.
Sir Isaac Newton—
There’s no refutin’—
With a force of nature had to grapple
When he got conked on the head with a falling apple.
Were deducted, so they say,
Through an interminable series of Q and A.
Click here to read this week’s Poetry Stretch results.