issues ago Harlish Goop introduced us to Eric Bentley and the clerihew
verse form (No. 44,
July 2004). This seems to have touched another quirky chord among
our inspired readers.
Somewhere in the pages you’re now reading are Bikwil’s first
original clerihew examples. Not in a column of their own, but as part of
another piece where they belong.
there’s more to come: watch out soon for famous names from all
professions, countries and eras.
we’ll have begun a separate clerihew column But here’s the rub: we
haven’t come up with a suitable title for the series. Any suggestions?
to tireless researcher Bet Briggs, by the way, I can now bring you some
info as to where the unusual name Clerihew (Bentley’s second forename)
came from. Bet reports that it was his mother’s maiden name, but its
ultimate origin is not given in the ref books. Harlish Goop can’t find
Gaelic, perhaps? Scandinavian?