Saturday, January 06, 2018

Monday, October 30, 2017

Just wondering ...

Given the climate
would Chesterton have declared,
"White Chalk Matters"?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ajax clerihew

was a stalwart warrior during attacks,
but when it came to Achilles' armor he was completely undone
when Odysseus won.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Moses Toeses Clerihew

If Moses
really supposes his toeses are roses,
then I'd be inclined to think
he's had too much to drink!

(With a nod to Singing in the Rain.)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Birthday E. C. Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley was born July 10, 1875. A schoolmate of Chesterton, he created while still in school the humorous verse form that bears his name, the clerihew. Chesterton wrote some clerihews, too, but his main connection with clerihews consists of his illustrations for some of Bentley's.


In honor of Bentley, a clerihew:

E. C. Bentley
knew just what to do
with a clerihew.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Chesterton sighting!

In a recent opinion piece about sex, The War on Chastity, Russell Shaw cites G. K. Chesterton:

G.K. Chesterton got a lot of things right. Here's one: "The moment sex ceases to be a servant it becomes a tyrant." Evidence for the destructive consequences of tyrannical sex abounds in wrecked relationships, wrecked families, and wrecked lives.

Good piece, well worth reading.

Pax et bonum