Some Poetry

Edmund Clerihew Bentley, commonly known as E.C. Bentley, was born on today's date in 1875. He was a British writer known for clerihews: four-line biographical poems of a comedic nature and an AABB rhyme scheme. The subject of the poem is usually named in the first line, and other characteristics of the poem are its clumsy rhythm and irregular number of accents.

Cheryl Marois
Tried to grow roses
To please peoples noses
Now they sing in heavens chorus



Clerihews by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Sir Humphrey Davy
Detested gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
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Sir Humphrey Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.

(Revised version of the first clerihew ever written)

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