More Poems to Pass the Time Under Current Circumstances
by John Aquino on 03/31/20
In my last post, I offered some clerihews--humorous short poems of two rhyming couplets of varying length, some by W.H. Auden and a few of mine, to amuse during state-wide self-quarantine. As the stay-at-home orders continue, here are some more of my clerihews.
Alexander Graham Bell/Sometimes just swore like hell/But Mrs. Bell demanded he/Spoke on the phone with propriety.
Bond-Girl Ursula Andress/Had a body that spoke of undress/But her voice caused the producers to will/She be dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl.
William Shakespeare before he was dead/Left his wife his second-best bed/But of choices there was only one/The best went to the Earl of Southampton.
Peter, Paul, John, and Ringo/ Cut their hair and hollered "Bingo"/It was so elemental/That they cut it "existential."
Rocky Marciano/Was a boxer and paisano/It hasn't been repeated/That he retired undefeated.
Being at home in self-quarantine/Isn't as hard as it may seem/While wiping things down, wearing a glove/At least I'm with the one I love.
Copyright 2020 by John T. Aquino