Spark Your Creativity #2 (CLERIHEW Challenge)

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  1. alanmdouglas

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    New Challenge In The Creativity Outlet
    Spark Your Creativity #2 (CLERIHEW Challenge)

     
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    Poetic Friends,

    Here is a new challenge :

    WRITE A CLERIHEW !

    A clerihew is 4 lines, rhyme aabb, the first line ends with a well-known person's name, the 2nd thymes with it, the 3rd and 4th lines are a comment, usually humerous, on that person.

    No requirements for meter or syllanble count, in fact much of the humour can be achieved by deliberately chopping the normal rules of poetry, which is why I find them very therapeutic.

    Example, made up on the spot :
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    PLUMB CRAZY

    Senator Kerry
    is sincere, oh so very,
    about global warming coming;
    thus the need to adjust world's plumbing ....

    Alan McAlpine Douglas
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    I find http://www.rhymezone.com/ most useful for this exercise.

    Please do not be afraid to try - I will help you if you falter, but cannot if you do not post your attempts.

    Really, think of a famous name, find a cheesy rhyme to it, then get humerously acid x 2 !

    Love
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    Nash's Advice (Clerihew)

    Frederick Ogden Nash wrote 19 books of poetry, most of it humorous. One of his more well-known poems is "A Word to Husbands". It is short, as many of his are, and goes like this:
    To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup,
    Whenever you're wrong, admit it. Whenever you're right, shut up.
    So this clerihew is dedicated to this most intelligent man.


    Nash's Advice

    The words of Frederick Ogden Nash,
    Are diamonds bright, bold and brash.
    His advice to husbands, learned from experience,
    no man will follow, for it makes perfect sense!



     
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    Dear Tree,

    Excellent ! A perfect clerihew, and sage with it.

    Love
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    Well...this is my very FIRST Clerihew, and not sure if I got it right. At any rate, I am HUGE fan of "Mystery", and "Alfred Hitchcock". I tried something different by using the titles of some of his classics (Confess, Spellbound, Without a Shadow of a Doubt, Rebecca, Psycho, The Birds, and Rear Window) in my poem. Alan, I want to thank you for this challenge, for I had fun, learned something, and have expanded my horizon a bit.

    Here it goes......

    Hitchcock Lives

    I confess; I am spellbound, with Alfred Hitchcock,
    Without a shadow of a doubt, it is his mystery that I am about.
    Rebecca was no psycho, watching birds from her rear window,
    This Mastermind of Mystery still sends chills from my head to my tippy toes.​
     
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    Dear Kim,

    May I say excellent on getting somany titles into your poem, but it does not quite get tobe a clerihew :

    I confess; I am spellbound, with Alfred Hitchcock,
    Without a shadow of a doubt, it is mystery that I am about. - NOT a rhyme ?
    Rebecca was no psycho, watching birds from her rear window,
    This Mastermind of Mystery still sends chills from my head to my tippy toes.

    -- I think the last 2 lines could rhyme if you left the s off toes, but would need a little recasting :

    This Mastermind of Mystery sends chills - from my head to my toe.

    I suspect you will make a better job of a revision than I just have !

    Love
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    Thanks Alan, I knew something was wrong...so I tried again....here is take 2 & revision #1, lol Hey Ms Tree...I love your Clerihew!!

    Hitchcock Lives​

    I confess; I am spellbound, with Alfred Hitchcock,
    Without a shadow of a doubt, his mysteries leaves one in shock.
    Rebecca was no psycho, watching birds from her rear window,
    Watching his classics still sends chills from my head to my toe.​
     
  8. MsJacquiiC

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    I was actually loving the 1st take :p
    So I think I will abstain from doing Clerihew for just a moment LOL
    Great poems you GUYS!

    Jacquii.
     
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    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    Had his style studied intently
    Now I in my squalor
    Am a Clerihew scholar.
     
  10. Clerihew.

    So tragic for poor Tony Blair
    he wags a tail that isn't there,
    when polling day comes with a rush
    he'll cock his leg against a Bush...​
     
  11. alanmdouglas

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    Dear Amzy and Jacquii,

    Amzy, spot on, a very good one indeed.

    As for you, Miss Jacquii, I'm afraid all I can say is : Must try harder .... , Miss !

    Love
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    I'll give it a try.


    There's Oobleck, Blue Fishes, Star Sneetches and Suess,
    Knoxes in boxes and moose juice for a goose.
    With that The Cat in the Hat said with a grin,
    Now twisted and gifted the Dr. is in.



    Sally aka Forestadawn
     
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    Here's one I wrote for my daughter who loves his cartoons.


    Bikini Bottoms where they got 'em it's SpongeBob,
    Frying fatty crabby patties is SpongBob's job.
    An ample round pineapple surrounded by plants,
    Lives a yellow spongy fellow in small square pants.

    Sally aka forestdawn
     
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    Hey SALLY - don't know much about Spongebob but just absolutely LOVE the Suess piece - Excellent CLERIHEW!

    Jacquii.
     
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    The vote is in; The Craziest: MsJacquii
    Poet Madam, pimpin' in feathered hat of khaki
    Though you may laugh
    Bitch is all class :p
     
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    Hey BACKSTREETDREAMER - I just saw your clerihew post - You're supposed to post all challenges within the challenge threads - so I merged it for you.

    Anyway LOL - Nicely perfect clerihew - Political for the season I see :p

    Jacquii.
     
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    Ohhh I Love the SUESS CLERIHEW!!!!!!!
     
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    Alice Walker

    Alice Walker's
    Novels sometime's have stalker's
    For example in "The Color Purple" you will find
    the main character has a very hard time​
     
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    Ha! Fine tribute to one of my favorite movies.
    Liked this one very much MICHAEL - Thanx for sharing it :)

    Jacquii.
     
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    Hey Michael, Amzy, and Backstreetdreamer.....loved your clerihews!!!!!!
     
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