Let there be LIGHT

Updated: Aug 17, 2019

I'm pleased to have eight clerihews in the summer issue of LIGHT. For those who don't know, I'll let Wikipedia tell us what a clerihew is:


A clerihew (/ˈklɛrɪhjuː/) is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the poem's subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced. The line length and metre are irregular. Bentley invented the clerihew in school and then popularized it in books.

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