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"Glass is Empty" is my avatar.  It reflects a play on words with my initials, as "Empty" becomes "MT" for my name.  The glass represents my transparently fragile creative process.  The glass begins to fill as I struggle through the process of writing, becoming full when I (finally!) complete a short story or poem.  After publishing the work, the glass becomes empty again, awaiting new inspiration.  Empty or full, the glass is always "MT" :)


Clerimerick Couplets (Hybrid Form) Poetry Contest

Blog Posted:8/24/2019 11:36:00 PM

Click on this link or the graphic above to be taken to the contest description.

The Clerihew has been described as the literate cousin of the Limerick.  So I thought it would be cool to get the cousins together, and then add two rhyming couplets to round out the hybrid form, which I've named Clerimerick Couplets.

That's all there is to it.  After choosing your theme, simply write 1) a Clerihew, followed by 2) a Limerick, and finally 3) two rhyming Couplets, all based on your chosen theme.  

Here are three examples of Clerimerick Couplets:

08/08/2019 Waterloo Clerihew 23-Skidoo
08/23/2019 Brilliance and Madness
08/29/2019 Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

More information and examples of the Clerimerick Couplets form are in the contest description.

First place prize is a 1 year Premium Membership to PoetrySoup.  If you've already paid for your Premium Membership, this will add another year to it.  If you already have a Lifetime Premium Membership, you can gift it to another poet.

You already know how satisfying and what fun it is to write a Clerihew, a Limerick, and even a couplet by themselves.  Why not triple your fun and satisfaction by submitting a Clerimerick Couplets poem to the contest?  Happy writing!

 

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6/9/2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup -England vs Scotland Senryuengland,football,soccer,w
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5/22/2019 Freddie Mercury Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,co
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Engraved Tankalost love,
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haiku xss Haikubird,flower,spring,
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June 1944 Monokulost love,war,
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Come Walk With Me Villanelleinspirational,nature,peac
Little Giants Quatrainchildren,happiness,innoce
Earth Element Of Wind Alliterationwind,
''A Lost Feather'' Versedream,native american,
Three Keys Coupletfaith,hope,love,
Our Caves Quatrainheart,inspirational,
CORNER OF MY TIME Lyricphilosophy,
Poem to Myself Free versefeelings,life,poetry,
Kittens and Kids Rhymecat,pets,
Poem Ingredients Rhymepoetry,romantic love,writ
Michelangelo's David Ekphrasisart,
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perfect Free verseintrospection,
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WORDS Free verselanguage,loss,memory,reme
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Catting Rhymecat,fun,humorous,
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