Clerihew

Posted on August 17, 2013

The Lady at the Window

she stood looking out the window
perhaps she was a widow
gazing onto the square below
thinking of her ancient beau

pondering on this passing day
remembering of just the way
he read his paper at the table
propping it up, to make it stable.

then she’d have looked at the lake
and maybe she’d have felt an ache
as the sun reflected off the water
smiling at her, in her tower

she turned and left the window
I thought, “yes, she is a widow
now looking on the square below
thinking of her ancient beau.”

walking on that summer’s day
I thought of autumn soon to come.

@)—>—>—-

Posted on August 22, 2013

Wa*

Without Wa there is no peace
war and pain have their feast
breaking men’s hearts, children cry,
women shake their heads wondering why,

Where Wa is banned
and battle tactics planned…
Ego and anger win the day
death,strife and vendetta sway.

What disharmony has wrought
leaves lives with naught…
no community survives
only ghosts to revive.

Though the fight may seem just
all your work will soon be dust.
If you do not find the guiding light
leading out of darkest night.

Let wisdom then be the guide,
sound thinking for the future preside
keeping in mind gifts of life
quickly sheath your bloodied knife.

(*harmony)

@)—>—>—-

Posted on August 22, 2013

Photography

Hailing first Light
saying good-bye to the night
I took a photo through the screen
just to see what could be seen!

As I look here through the mesh
yes, I think it’s quite a mess
but clarity was not my purpose
next time I might try a curtain!

@)—>—>—

Posted on October 22, 2013

Fairy Queen

Fairy queen…
you once were seen
passing by my river haven,
though I thought you were just a raven!

@)—>—>—

Clerihew

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.

One of the most remembered Clerihew from Bentley’s collection is:

Sir Humphrey Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.

I liked the format for writing more serious verse more than for what it was created … as you can see above …

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