Sport verse

An Old Man outruns Gebrselassie

A Clerihew to mark the disappointing news that the Olympic marathon in London won’t be graced by all-time great Haile Gebrselassie who has failed to make the Ethiopian team for 2012

The Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 reported in Clerihew style.

Angelo Dundee 1921 -2012

A short Clerihew to commemorate the life of popular boxing trainer Angelo Dundee who has passed away after a lifetime guiding great champions like Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammed Ali. He first met Ali (then Clay) when the latter was 15 and was immediately impressed by the young boxer’s abilities.

That Martin Johnson press conference

A short verse dissecting the reasons for Martin Johnson’s departure as England coach amid foam-flecked fury at England’s moderate rugby, reluctant dwarf-tossing and accomplished drinking.

Smokin’ Joe Frazier

A short verse to mark the passing of heavyweight boxing superstar Smokin’ Joe Frazier who endured repeated taunts and insults from his great rival Muhammed Ali with dignity.

Tim Gudgin is to retire

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

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.


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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