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#100500 - 04/10/03 06:36 AM Clerihew
helendq Offline
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Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 4
A combination of sympathy for a friend's ill-health and today's 'Word a Day' inspired me to pen my own clerihew:

Ian Martin
Has done with partyin'
He now wisely eschews
The insidious effects of booze

I didn't think it was too bad for a first effort...


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#100501 - 04/10/03 07:14 AM Re: Clerihew
dxb Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Welcome helendq, I think that's excellent. As far as I can see (I shall probably be torn apart for this) yours is this board's first post on Clerihews, which I find amazing. It's a pity you didn't post it up under 'Wordplay and fun' or 'Miscellany'; unfortunately, many peoples eyes often don't drop down the Index this far. I think Coffeebean in particular would enjoy playing with Clerihews.

CB,....you there? Let's give it a bit and see what happens.


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#100502 - 04/11/03 12:51 AM Re: Clerihew
Coffeebean Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
I'm here, but had too busy a day to come up with one. But!! I have picked up the glove, dxb!

Welcome, helendq!


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#100503 - 04/11/03 01:03 PM Re: Giving it a whirl
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
German composer Paul Hindemith left
the Nazi regime not entirely bereft;
His repertoire is smaller
but you may recognize Mathis der Maler.



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#100504 - 04/11/03 05:49 PM Re: Giving it a whirl
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
American author Mark Twain
had a brain of a singular strain;
but his style so witty, dry and direct
would unfortunately now be “politically incorrect.”



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#100505 - 04/11/03 11:49 PM Re: Giving it a whirl
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
William of Normandy in 1066
brought his law and culture to the Celts and Picts.
And not without hassles,
Built a lot of castles.


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#100506 - 04/12/03 08:38 AM Re: Giving it a whirl
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 4189
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Gluttonous Henry the Eighth
Wrought a departure of faith,
And to his wives as a Tudor
He couldn't be ruder.


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#100507 - 04/12/03 08:46 AM Re: Clerihew
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
HelenDQ,
Her first post a clerihew,
Hurrah, she's begun,
And her posting can only add to the fun!

_________________________
my other obsession

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#100508 - 04/12/03 09:27 AM Re: Giving it a whirl
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Politically correct
Ist
Kot und Dreck.


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#100509 - 04/12/03 09:17 PM Re: See what you started!
Coffeebean Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
Highly acclaimed Thomas Edison
Many failed ideas did jettison,
Then finally to his delight
He perfected the incandescent light.


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