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My Clerihews Re-posted from Light Magazine

My three clerihews below were originally published in the Winter 2014 issue of the online Light poetry magazine (http://www.lightpoetrymagazine.com/). They are now re-posted here. Edward R. Murrow If anything could furrow The brow of Edward Murrow It was Joe McCarthy’s … Continue reading

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More Clerihews in ‘Light’ Poetry Magazine

Three more of my clerihews have just been published in the latest issue of the online Light poetry magazine (http://www.lightpoetrymagazine.com/). This time, the subjects are: Edward R. Murrow, Robert Frost, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. This also allows me to post … Continue reading

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Hall Caine and the Isle of Man

Hall Caine (1853–1931), a novelist and playwright of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras, was born in Runcorn, Cheshire, but his father was a Manxman, and Hall Caine himself is usually associated with the Isle of Man. Hall Caine’s novels … Continue reading

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Clerihews in ‘Light’ Poetry Magazine

This is a quick note to mention that four of my clerihews have just been published in the online Light poetry magazine. The subjects? Marshall McLuhan, Yul Brynner, Winston Churchill, and Marshal Tito. You can find Light magazine at http://www.lightpoetrymagazine.com/ The current … Continue reading

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Edward Gordon Craig

Edward (Ted) Gordon Craig (1872-1966) was one of the two illegitimate children of Ellen Terry (one of the most revered actors on the Victorian stage) and the architect and designer Edward Godwin. He and his sister Edith (Edy) Craig were born while … Continue reading

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If English Composers Played Soccer…

My recent clerihew about Joseph Paxton and the Crystal Palace reminded me of a clerihew I wrote a while ago about the composer Thomas Tallis (1505 -1585), musing on the possibility of him taking up the round-ball sport. Alas, a … Continue reading

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People in Glass Houses … (Joseph Paxton)

Recently I read Bill Bryson’s book At Home: A Short History of Private Life, which starts with an anecdote that is not about private life at all. The anecdote concerns the design and construction of the Crystal Palace, which was … Continue reading

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