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#100500 - 04/10/03 10:36 AM Clerihew  
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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...


#100501 - 04/10/03 11:14 AM Re: Clerihew  
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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.


#100502 - 04/11/03 04:51 AM Re: Clerihew  
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I'm here, but had too busy a day to come up with one. But!! I have picked up the glove, dxb!

Welcome, helendq!


#100503 - 04/11/03 05:03 PM Re: Giving it a whirl  
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German composer Paul Hindemith left
the Nazi regime not entirely bereft;
His repertoire is smaller
but you may recognize Mathis der Maler.



#100504 - 04/11/03 09:49 PM Re: Giving it a whirl  
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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.”



#100505 - 04/12/03 03:49 AM Re: Giving it a whirl  
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William of Normandy in 1066
brought his law and culture to the Celts and Picts.
And not without hassles,
Built a lot of castles.


#100506 - 04/12/03 12:38 PM Re: Giving it a whirl  
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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.


#100507 - 04/12/03 12:46 PM Re: Clerihew  
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HelenDQ,
Her first post a clerihew,
Hurrah, she's begun,
And her posting can only add to the fun!


#100508 - 04/12/03 01:27 PM Re: Giving it a whirl  
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Politically correct
Ist
Kot und Dreck.


#100509 - 04/13/03 01:17 AM Re: See what you started!  
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Highly acclaimed Thomas Edison
Many failed ideas did jettison,
Then finally to his delight
He perfected the incandescent light.


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