Historical Clerihews

Raise a glass to Yuri Gagarin

A short verse marking the 80th birthday of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space – who was born on March 9th 1934. He died in 1968. A brave man.

Top 12 #poetfilms of all time

To celebrate the #poetfilms thread on Twitter, here’s my list of the top 12 poet films ever made.

What made Edvard Munch scream?

A short verse in the style of EC Bentley to greet the news that Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream is due to be auctioned at New York, with an expected price tag of £50million.

Dickens at 200

A short verse to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of our bestest sellingest novellist Chareles Dickens.


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Verse.org.uk 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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