I know... I had to look it up myself! I thought, here's another weird and wacky day. But, after doing a little research, I think it actually sounds fun. The clerihew is a rhyming whimsical poem That is made up of four lines and that is written about a person. It was invented and named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley. He was a 16 year old student in London when he wrote his first clerihew.
Clerihews follow four rules:
- 4 lines in length
- 1st line ends with a person's name
- line 1 rhymes with line 2 & line 3 rhymes with line 4 (they can be any length)
- it should be silly
Here's where the fun begins! Create your own clerihew. Any subject, it doesn't have to be a person. There's really no need to be too strict with the rules. Just have fun with it. Choose a subject, write your clerihew and then take a fun photo that will tell us the story! You may even want to use text and add your poem to your photo as I did with my little grandson Cain's photo!
Let's have some fun!