Poems to Pass the Time During a Time of Stress and Worryby John Aquino on 03/25/20
As the cornovirus affects the world and people are sheltering at home. I thought some poems designed to be humorous might be of interest.
No one could every inveigle/George Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel/To offer the slightest apology/For his Phenomenology.
Or this one, about another philosopher, Immanuel Kant:
When the young Kant/Was told to kiss his aunt/He obeyed the Categorical Must/But only just.
Or this one,
Sir Humphrey Davy/Detested gravy/And lived in the odium/Of having discovered sodium.
Or this one, which was unpublished, on Joseph Lister, the 19th century British surgeon and pioneer in antiseptic surgery:
Joseph Lister/Never worried his sister/By becoming an alcoholic/His vice was carbolic.
"Carbolic" meaning disinfectant.
I modestly offer a few clerihew of my own:
Michelangelo Buonarroti/Threw an extravagant party/ But it really didn't matter/Because he stayed high on a ladder.
Edgar Allen Poe/Was a difficult man to know/He drank just like a raven/And went around unshaven.
Henry Wadsworth Longfelllow/Was really not a strong fellow/He cried when a reviewer/Wrote his lyrics could be truer.
William Shatner was really irked/That he could no longer play Captain Kirk/He thought to continue this feat/But was unable to fit into the seat.
Fastballer Max Scherzer/Also has a great curve. Zer/Way he batters batters/To him is all that matters.
Copyright 2020 by John T. Aquino