A few posts ago, I blogged about Cinquains. I invited folks to post their own in the comments section. Did anyone do it? Nope. (but I did have some sweet and encouraging comments posted. Thanks, Sean, Tee and Jean!)
But today’s post might prompt you to action! Have you ever heard of a clerihew? If you don’t know how to write one, Kenn Nesbitt gives a great description and instructions here. One note: the clerihew’s uneven and sometimes unnatural rhythm is part of the charm. My first feeble attempt at a clerihew…
is hard to chew
the rhythm is off
making poets sputter, stutter and cough
Ouch. that hurts! the rhythm is bugging me! ARRRGGHH!
Anyway…after you’ve ready my attempts, post your own in the comment section. I will pick a winner. Yes, I get to pick it ’cause it’s my blog. 🙂
And the winner receives…um…the notoriety of being the winner of the blog contest? Okay, okay – I’ll have a prize. But I’ll post the prize when I post the winner.
Let’s go over the rules again:
1. Follow the link above to gigglepoetry.com and read Kenn Nesbitt’s instructions on how to write a clerihew.
2. Read my feeble attempts.
3. Write your own clerihew and post them (you can post up to 3) in the comment section.
4. Check back for the winner one week from today.
5. Prompt me to pick a winner if I haven’t done so by a week from today.
Alrighty…here we go!
Feeble attempt #2:
Remember Ol’ George Washington?
As president, he’s number one.
He found his calling in the midst of his adventures.
But I often wonder…did he ever lose his dentures?
Please proceed! 🙂 (and remember – this is a family friendly blog!)
WAIT! I’ve got one more:
So he shoved a rose
Up his nose.