Thursday, May 08, 2008

PPL - Clerihew

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This month's poetic form is the clerihew. Never heard of it before, but it looks fun! Robin wants us to use something about the month of May. And since clerihews are also biographical and humorous, she's presented us quite a challenge! Fortunately, I'm up to it.

Napoleon the Third
Had a plan most absurd.
His troops surrendered in Puebla that day,
And that's why we celebrate the Fifth of May!

Okay, maybe not so humorous. But two out of three isn't bad, right?


  1. That's great! and true to form. I love it!

  2. Jana, v e r y nice, my dear! Did I say it had to be humorous? Wait a second, clerihews by definition ARE supposed to be funny (they're new to me, too). Hmmm, any poem with the word "absurd" has to be a teensy bit funny, so there ya go ;).

    And it's good, so there ya go, again!