WRITE A CLERIHEW POEM FOR US AND BECOME A PUBLISHED POET

In our search for poems the West Uist Chronicle has narrowed its remit down a bit. We invite folk to write a simple four line poem, called a Clerihew.
             The Clerihew is a simple four lined poem named after its inventor Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956). He was a fascinating character who wrote the celebrated crime novel Trent’s Last Case.
             The clerihew is a biographical poem with the rhyming scheme A,A,B,B. the first line consists of  the person’s name. You can write about historical characters, friends, or famous figures. Just take care, since nothing libelous will be published! Not a bad idea to write about an historical figure.

Here is one to give you the idea. It is about Scotland’s own ‘bad’ poet.

William Topaz McGonagall,

Dundee’s poet of verse abominable.

He fancied himself a tragedian and thespian supreme,

until he was booed off stage in his final death scene.
           
            That is it. Simple to do. A bit of fun.

            As we said before, no prizes, just an opportunity to have your Clerihew poem published in The west Uist Chronicle. To enter, just put your poem and your name in a comment box after this article. You will have to create an account with Google or one of the other accounts, but it is dead easy to do.
            So away with you. get your pen and paper and give us a Clerihew

Calum Steele
Editor

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