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Clerihew Couples for Valentine's Day Prizes

Contest Judged:  1/16/2019 1:26:00 PM
Sponsored by: Carolyn Devonshire | Send Soup Mail
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 PlacePoemTitlePoet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Sonny and Cher Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 1 Blondie and Dagwood Joyce Johnson
Contest Winner Medal 2 Beauty And The Beast charles messina
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Bunkers Wren Rushing
Contest Winner Medal 2 A Colorful Couple Ed Morris
Contest Winner Medal 2 PRINCESS LEIA AND HANS SOLO nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 2 African Queen Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 2 Louis and Marie David Drowley
Contest Winner Medal 2 Death's Soulmates Chantelle Anne Cooke
Contest Winner Medal 2 Barack and Michelle Paul Callus
Contest Winner Medal 2 SIR MICK JAGGER AND JERRY HALL JAN ALLISON
Contest Winner Medal 2 Liz and Richard Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 2 West Sad Story Gershon Wolf
Contest Winner Medal 2 Clinton and Lewinsky - bawdy jack horne
Contest Winner Medal 2 Cleopatra and Mark Antony Connie Marcum Wong
Contest Winner Medal 3 Bonnie and Clyde Sandra Weiss
Contest Winner Medal 3 Prince Jahan and Mumtaz Seren Roberts
Contest Winner Medal 3 Samson and Delilah THE BARON
Contest Winner Medal 3 Layla And Majnun Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 3 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 3 KERMIT AND MISS PIGGY Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 3 John F and Jacqueline Kennedy Fairy Tale Camelot Sara Kendrick
Contest Winner Medal 3 Charles and Di Diane Locksley
Contest Winner Medal 3 TARZAN AND JANE Bryn Strudwick
Contest Winner Medal 3 Fred and Ethel CayCay Jennings
Contest Winner Medal 3 Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler Dear Heart
Contest Winner Medal 3 PRINCE HARRY AND MEGAN Ann Gilmour
Contest Winner Medal 3 A majestic match Wendy Watson
Contest Winner Medal 3 CLERIHEW CONTEST COUPLES-KIM AND KANYE Alexis Y.
Contest Winner Medal 3 Donald and Melania Tania Kitchin
Contest Winner Medal 3 Bob Dylan john scott
Contest Winner Medal 3 King Eddie The VIIIth And Wallie Simpson Robert L. Hinshaw
4 MY PASTOR AND HIS WIFE AS GREAT GODLY LOVERS Beata Agustin
4 Adam and Eve Kim Rodrigues

Contest Description

Submit two clerihews, one on each partner of a famous romantic couple.  The couple could be from history (like Napoleon and Josephine or Bonnie and Clyde), from current events (like Barack and Michelle Obama), from Hollywood (like Kim and Kanye) or from fiction (like Romeo and Juliet).  It's fine to use any of these examples or come up with another famous couple. 

If you have already written clerihews on romantic couples, you're welcome to enter them.

Your poem will have eight lines as each clerihew has four.  The rhyme scheme is AABB for each clerihew.  And remember, focus on only one couple.  

Everyone is welcome to enter, including people who won prizes in my past contests.  I am selecting some special jewelry to offer as prizes to two winners.  There will be lots of winners in this contest and the first-place contestant(s) will receive jewelry for Valentine's Day, perhaps a heart-shaped pendant or a bracelet with heart-shaped stones.  Judging will be based on creativity and adherance to the form as defined by Poetry Soup.  You can use the couple's names as your title.

Here is my example of a Clerihew Couple, but feel free to have longer lines if you wish.

 

Romeo and Juliet 

Young Romeo Montague
Fell for a beautiful ingenue
Unfortunately, fair Juliet
Was also the enemy, a Capulet


Lord Capulet's much-adored Juliet
Was Verona's most buxom brunette
Who bet her life on Romeo
Might have fared better with peace-loving Benvolio

*Benvolio was Romeo's younger cousin in the play.

Hope this is fun for everyone!