Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Clerihew of Offensive Usage


CARL VAN VECHTEN

Carl Van Vechten
Lost some respect in
The black community
When he claimed immunity.

A Caricature


Daily Dose


From The Collected Poems, by Frank O'Hara

TODAY

Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
You really are beautiful! Pearls,
harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
the stuff they've always talked about

still makes a poem a surprise!
These things are with us every day
even on beachheads and biers. They
do have meaning. They're strong as rocks.

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Caricature


Clerihew for Zora


ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Zora Neale Hurston
Frequently burst in-
To raucous laughter
Long remembered thereafter.

Daily Dose

From The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy

FOR TO

"For to this pair of bridges gravitated all the failures of the town; those who failed in business, in love, in sobriety, in crime.  Why the unhappy hereabout usually chose the bridges for their meditations in preference to a railing, a gate, or a stile, was not so clear."

From Chapter XXXII