Current Day Clerihews

Tim Gudgin is to retire

A short verse to mark the retirement of the BBC’s football results announcer Tim Gudgin

Who is Jose Manuel Barroso?

A short verse on the pronouncements of the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, a former Prime Minister of Portugal, regarding the future of Greece in the EU and the euro

The Salman Butt spot fixing trial

A short verse reflecting on the jury’s 10-2 guilty verdict in Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt’s trial for conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments

The Greek debt crisis

A short verse analysing the complexities of the Greek debt crisis and attempts by European partners to prop up the Greek economy

Iranian actress spared 90 lashes over role in Australian film

A short verse on the decision by the Iranian authorities not to carry out a sentence of 90 lashes on actress Marzieh Vafamehr for appearing in the film My Tehran For Sale

The resignation of the chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral

A short verse on the resignation of Dr Giles Fraser from his post at St Paul’s over plans to remove protestors lawfully from outside the cathedral.

The mysterious death of Van Gogh

A short verse about a new theory concerning the death of the great artist van Gogh.

England’s exit from the Rugby World Cup

A short verse mulling over the disappointing performances of the England rugby team in New Zealand.

Why Wales is now better at rugby than England

A short verse considering the reasons why the Welsh rugby team is now held to be packed with well-behaved world beaters while the England team is mocked from every quarter.

The Adam Werritty affair

A short verse on the recent turmoil experienced by the Defence Secretary.

Paul McCartney’s wedding

A short verse celebrating the wedding of Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell.

On Edwina Currie’s eviction from Strictly

A short verse on the early expulsion of Edwina Currie from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Show.

E. Clerihew Bentley

A few words about the inventor of the Clerihew, E. Clerihew Bentley.


About this site likes to mark significant moments in public life with a short verse - usually in Clerihew form. We've tightened our poetic belt and cut everything right back to the bare essentials. Every verse on this site takes up fewer than 140 characters, so feel free to tweet them to your friends.

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