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8/23/2019

Poetry form: Clerimerick Couplets (A hybrid form composed of a Clerihew, Limerick and 2 rhyming Couplets. This is only the second of my Clerimerick Couplets.  

The Clerihew has been described as the literate cousin of the Limerick. So I thought it would be cool to get the cousins together again! Then two rhyming couplets showed up to make the poetry form complete.  I started with a Clerihew on Howard Hughes that I had written in May of this year, "Hero to Hermit," and added a limerick and two rhyming couplets, which became "Brilliance and Madness."

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Brilliance and Madness Howard Robard Hughes Famously rich recluse Dreams led him to the lap of luxury Followed by nightmarish mysophobic OCD Rich playboy aviator Howard Hughes With movie starlets kept himself amused Dated Katherine Hepburn Bette Davis took her turn And still more, which kept the tabloids confused Born Howard Robard Hughes to a rich family With English, Welsh and French Huguenot ancestry Enjoyed a successful multi-faceted business career But aviation and aerospace were his favorite frontier

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Date: 9/16/2019 9:40:00 AM
NICE. 'll try to follow
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Date: 9/16/2019 9:40:00 PM
Thank you, Anisha. ~Mark
Date: 9/9/2019 3:36:00 PM
Clever, and your poetic brilliance shines Panagiota
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Date: 9/9/2019 3:41:00 PM
Thank you, Panagiota. You’ve made my day! ~Mark
Date: 9/7/2019 5:36:00 PM
Hello Mark Toney, I do remember watching this very movie. he did seem to have quite a life with so many women. Have a nice ev evening my friend.
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Date: 9/7/2019 9:55:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene! ~Mark
Date: 9/2/2019 10:19:00 PM
Great example....not sure I will figure it out though!
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Date: 9/3/2019 7:48:00 AM
Thank you, Jeanne. I appreciate your stopping by. ~Mark
Date: 9/2/2019 8:41:00 PM
Congrats on being #63 in the top 100. This is over my head, leave it all to you, my dear friend.
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Date: 9/2/2019 8:47:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment, Barbara. ~Mark
Date: 8/25/2019 2:12:00 PM
Thanks for a super example... now to find a theme :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/28/2019 10:55:00 PM
You're very welcome, Jan. ~Mark
Date: 8/25/2019 10:39:00 AM
a very interesting form, Mark. I better get right on it. Thanks for this fine example.
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Date: 8/25/2019 10:49:00 AM
Thank you for your kindness, Andrea! ~Mark
Date: 8/24/2019 8:33:00 AM
Mark, great example for your contest, I feel inspired !
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Date: 8/24/2019 8:37:00 AM
Constance, thank you for your very encouraging comment. Best wishes in the contest! ~Mark