I am so psyched to discover that today is National Clerihew Day!
To celebrate, here is a brand new clerihew I just wrote to mark the occasion:
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
never suspected evidently
the form he invented would have its own day
celebrated in the (good ol’) U.S. of A.
HAPPY NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY, EVERYONE!!!
I love looking up odd, different and wacky national days. It helps you learn a lot of random information, like the clerihew.
July 10 of each year celebrates National Clerihew Day in the United States.
- Edmund Clerihew Bentley created the whimsical, four-line biographical poem.
- The first line is the name of the poem’s subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and the rhymes are often forced.
Edmund was a 16-year-old student when he thought up the lines for his first ever clerihew.
- Sir Humphry Davy
He lived in the odiumOf having discovered sodium
HOW TO OBSERVE
On National Clerihew Day, try writing a clerihew or two of your own! Make sure they follow the rules mentioned above.
Post on social media using #NationalClerihewDay.