Day 192
- Guest Prompt
Clerihew Day

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!

Lee Ann Mize

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