In celebration of Clerihew Day, and in keeping with the science slant of this blog, herewith my clerihew for the day:
Isaac Newton was a Sir
whose theories caused quite a stir
problems that made others grapple
he solved by being hit by an apple!
A clerihew? Say what?
Clerihew Day is the birthday of Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), writer and poet, and most famously, the inventor of the ‘clerihew‘ – a light and frivolous 4-line biographical poetic form. The rhyme scheme is AABB, with lines of irregular length and meter. The first line typically contains a personal name, while subsequent lines are biographical in nature, but with a fun, lighthearted touch.
So, anyone else wants to have a go?
Please comment if you have a science clerihew!