Below is the poem entitled THE CLERIHEW which was written by poet
Ball. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
Read Poems by
A form of poetry known by few.
Upon hearing the word for the first time,
I looked up and queried, Clara Who?
A Clerihew is a very specific form of humorous verse typically with the following propeties:
It is biographical and usually whicmsical showing the subject from an unusal point of view;
but hardly ever satirical, abusive or obscene.
It has four lines of irregular length for comic effect.
The first line consists solely or almost solely of a well known person's name.
The above is not a good example because as you can see it is not about a person but the poem form itself. It's just something that went around in my head so I wrote it.
As usual for me I had to leave the beaten path.
A struggling, obscure poet,
Wrote verse because she enjoyed it,
But form, she seldom employed it.