Poem: Clerihews: My Try at a Three. 

A Clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) at the age of 16. The poem is about/deals with a person/character within the first rhyme. In most cases, the first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person.

Please see Shadow Poetry here.


Justin Trudeau the new Canadian Primeminister

Got Liberal seats, in a land coloured Tory blue, how sinister. 

He lives at 24 Sussex Drive, high class.

Giving tax breaks to the middle class.



The hero of the Edmonton Oilers McDavid

Broke his collar bone; but this Christmas he skated.

He’s our number one draft pick and scores the goals.

Racing to the net of the other team, right through the five-hole. 



We all know Alice in Wonderland,

Was only a child, when she saw a white rabbit with watch in hand. 

She fell into the rabbits hole and ate cake that made her grow.

Meant a Mad Hatter, a March hare, made the Queen of Heart’s head blow. 


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5 thoughts on “Poem: Clerihews: My Try at a Three. 

  1. Annie January 5, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Isn’t JT (not Timberlake) gorgeous? 😀 And are you an Oilers fan? 🙂 Great Clerihew, Mandi! 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 5, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      I’m a huge Oiler’s fan. I just wish they could do well enough to make it to the playoffs or at least be contenders for it. Yeah he is definitely good looking. He must have got that from his mother because his Dad also a Primeminister wasn’t. Thanks so much Annie for your comments.

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      • Annie January 6, 2016 / 4:16 am

        I follow NHL too 🙂 Currently rooting for Pens but they’re not doing well. Hope Oilers can make it to the playoffs this season!

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      • mandibelle16 January 6, 2016 / 4:30 am

        That’s too bad, isn’t that Sidney Crosbie’s team? He’s such a good player. Yeah, I hope so. We are building this big arena in Edmonton. It would be nice if our NHL team was more competitive for its completion 🙂 Good luck to your Pens.

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      • Annie January 6, 2016 / 4:32 am

        Yes, Sid the Kid from Halifax NS 😀 Good luck to your Oilers! 🙂

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