Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

As the Prophet Nash has Written

November 25th, 2015 by G.

Not everything that pops into your head is inspiration.

This came to me, fully formed, at about 3 AM this morning.

Better bite than to be bitten,
lest by rabies you be smitten,
as the Prophet Nash has written.

My muse is a goober.

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November 25th, 2015 06:19:25
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Bruce Charlton
November 25, 2015

It is somewhat reminiscent of a Clerihew (which has four short lines, AABB) – have you tried that form?

Here is an example from the Oxford Book of Light Verse:

The art of Biography
Is different from Geography.
Geography is about maps,
But Biography is about chaps.

Or:

Adam Greenwood
Pondered: “I could
Make readers sigh Ah!
Over my kids’ faux pas.”


G.
November 25, 2015

Apologies to my muse: I somehow transposed the second and third lines. The muse’s original was better, though still extremely silly.


Wm Jas Tychonievich
November 26, 2015

The first line of a Clerihew should be a person’s name, so the biography/geography poem doesn’t qualify. My own name appears to be quite Clerihew-proof.


MC
November 26, 2015

Tychonievich
Couldn’t decide which
Words sound the same
As his ample last name.


MC
November 26, 2015

Dr. Bruce Charlton
Refused to get snarled on
Metaphysical “maybes”
That don’t produce babies.


Bruce Charlton
November 26, 2015

@MC – Excellent! You clearly have a gift for this stuff.

More please.

@WmJas – I suppose you are right, although that example was attributed to the originator. Tolkien wrote a set of these about the Inklings, but with only moderate success, I think.


MC
November 26, 2015

Bookslinger
Won’t raise a finger
Save when he disperses
Those old Nephite verses.


MC
November 26, 2015

Darth Vader
With his respirator
Makes breathing more frightening
Than the Emperor’s blue lightning.


G.
November 26, 2015

Oh, glory.

JG blogger MC
could not possibly be
at loss for a clerihew,
he made them at any cue.


Vader
November 26, 2015

Motti is now a wraith
Because his lack of faith
Was no so much perturbing
As deeply disturbing.


Pecos Bill
November 26, 2015

My prefyrences has allus run to them Japanese haikooos.

Among poem forms
The haiku is the cheap
Japanese compact.


Vader
November 26, 2015

Pecos Bill is not
A man who is besot
With silly English poems
In the wilderness he roams.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Allah’s jihadist
Only publicly modest
In the smoky back room
Total doom…


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Mr. Bernie Sanders
A socialist who panders
To the “root of all evil”
The greatest stuntman, Mr. Evel Knievel.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Boss Hogg
Hazard County’s “top dog”
Always chasing those Duke boys
Grunting and squealing that pig noise.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Ms. Caitlyn Jenner
Bona fide sinner
Unequivocal self-annihilator
A real Bruce Jenner hater.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Mrs. Hillary Clinton
Should do a stint in
A maximumslly insecure facility
For total lack of humility.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

What happened to Mr. Al Sharpton
Mr. metaphorically-speaking sharp tongue
When on a real crash diet
Been years since he’s caused a riot?


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Mr. Donald Trump
We’re not here to jump
At another opportunity
For a phony, “unified community.”


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Mr. Ben Carson
Once you were like arson
The fire’s out, there’s only smoke
Now many “white” Christians look like a joke.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Mr. thordaddy
They claim you quite batty
Saying the same thing over and over again
Come across the clerihew, so it begins.


thordaddy
November 26, 2015

Better rendition…

What happened to Mr. Al Sharpton
Mr. metaphorically-speaking sharp tongue
Went on a killer diet
Been years since he’s caused a riot?


Pecos Bill
November 26, 2015

Wm Jas Tychonievich
wuz an atheist and sich
but a darn good feller
despite his faith being yeller


G.
November 26, 2015

MC,
I’m still savoring that “ample.” Never was a mot that more juste.


MC
November 26, 2015

William J. Clinton
Is known to have sinned in
Fits and starts
With hypergamous tarts.


MC
November 26, 2015

Donald J. Trump
Leads a populist rump.
Though he isn’t the nicest,
I prefer him to ISIS.


MC
November 26, 2015

Agellius
Keeps telling us
He’ll take his chances
With Benny and Francis.


Bruce Charlton
November 27, 2015

@MC – You have discovered your destiny. Some of these are as good as I have seen in the genre – provoking what Robert (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) Pirsig calls a ‘supertruth’ laugh.


Bertie W.
November 27, 2015

Top notch! Can you do one about me?


Vader
November 27, 2015

Bertie W.
Has come to trouble you
To invent a clerihew
With his name in view.


Bartleby
November 27, 2015

I prefer not to.


MC
November 27, 2015

Bartleby
Inevitably
Prefers not to do
Whatever he’s got to do.


VerseSlinger
November 28, 2015

Adam Greenwood
do more than you could.
But I’ll bet you a buck
You were thinking of woodchuck.


thordaddy
November 29, 2015

Mr. Vladimir Putin
KGB-created neo-Rasputin
Quasi-monarchist on a quest
To put MRKA’s mobocracy to the test…


Bertie W.
November 29, 2015

Bertie Wooster-o
what ho, what ho,
what ho, what ho,
what ho, what ho,
what ho.

I can’t reduce it to just four lines. Dashed difficult.


Mr. Fink-Nottle
November 30, 2015

The Drones Club
wont admit schlubs.
Only the gentleman
is found within.


Aunt D.
November 30, 2015

Gussie Fink-Bottle
is no friend of the bottle.
A loud mouth idiot,
a mental midget.


Mr. Fink-Nottle
November 30, 2015

That’s a terrible rhyme and it wasn’t my bloody fault!


Aunt D.
November 30, 2015

Spink-Bottle
lives in a hovel.
Drinking orange juice,
and staring at newts.


Mr. Fink-Nottle
November 30, 2015

The newt
is a beaut.
The toot
wasn’t my fault.


Nathan
December 1, 2015

Aul Alison Gross
Her gifts gold or dross
It matters naught
I’ll make no lovers knot!


Agellius
December 2, 2015

: )


Lord Rowcester
December 2, 2015

Jeeves
always perceives
the psychology of the individual
to make every problem fixable.

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