July 10 is Clerihew Day!
This holiday celebrates Edmund Clerihew Bentley, author and journalist, best known for developing a type of poetry verse called (what else?) the clerihew.
A clerihew is a four lined poem that consists of two rhyming couplets which follow the AABB rhyming scheme. This style of poetry most often features biographical context with a humorous twist. Here is one of Bentley’s most famous clerihews:
Sir Humphrey Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered Sodium.
Celebrate Clerihew Day by attempting one of your own!