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Fellowship Clerihews by Dreamflower

Author: Dreamflower
Title: Fellowship Clerihews
Rating: G
Theme: Poetry
Elements: "And he yearned for the mirth of the populous earth." (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon") Just because I wanted to write something funny.
Author's Notes: These poems are a specific type of humorous verse-- Clerihew: A humorous format contained in a single quatrain and composed of two rhyming couplets. The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b with lines of uneven length. Clerihews are usually written as pseudo-biographical pieces about a famous personage. The name of the subject ends the first, or occasionally the second line and the humor is light and whimsical instead of satirical. Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) created the format to avoid boredom in school. Inkspot.com
Summary: A collection of nine short humorous verses about the members of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Word Count: 208

Fellowship Clerihews




Frodo Baggins of Bag End
inherited a pretty little Ring.
He went off on a trip with his best friends
to get rid of that pesky little thing.

They called him Gandalf the Grey,
for his clothes were not all that bright;
but after the Balrog he went away,
and then came back all dressed in white!

There was a gardener whose name was Sam;
he stuck to his boss like glue.
He was handy with a frying pan,
and pretty good at exterminating large arachnids, too!

Meriadoc Brandybuck
had a little sword.
The Witch-King of Angmar ran plumb out of luck
when with it Merry scored.

Bold young Peregrin Took
was a hobbit most curious;
when he just had to take a look,
he made everyone else quite understandably furious.

Aragorn, Estel, Longshanks, Strider, Thorongil,
and Wingfoot, Elessar Telcontar, too;
he collected names willy-nill,
which is why he had quite a few.

Good old Boromir, son of Denethor,
lost his way and lost his horse.
But he finally found the Imladris he was looking for,
of course.

Gimli the Dwarf
is sharpening his ax,
the better to take Orc heads orf
with a minimum of whacks!

Legolas Thranduilion
sits in a tree,
avoiding a million
ladies chasing after he.

Comments

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engarian
Apr. 18th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
OK, these did have me laughing, especially the final line. Great fun!

- Erulisse (one L)
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
*grin* Legolas almost stumped me until I figured out that "million" rhymed with "Thranduilion"!
elenbarathi
Apr. 18th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
That rhyme made me laugh; it's *so* Ogden Nash.
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh! *grin* Another Ogden Nash fan! I love his work.

In fact a few years ago, I did some LotR poems In the Style of Ogden Nash for a challenge to do LotR in the style of a different author.

I've often thought JRRT might have gotten a kick out of Ogden Nash--they were contemporaries, and he conceivably could have been familiar with his poetry.
shirebound
Apr. 18th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
These are great! What a delightful way for young hobbits to learn about the Fellowship. I especially enjoyed Gimli's. :)
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
*snicker* I did have fun writing them! I came up with Gimli's fairly quickly--and decided at the last second to "misspell" "off" so it would rhyme better!
riverotter1951
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Bravo
dreamflower02
Apr. 18th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
*blushes* *bows*
azalaisdep
Apr. 19th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Giggling madly at poor Legolas!
dreamflower02
Apr. 20th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Yes, poor fellow, he gets no peace!
blslarner
Apr. 20th, 2013 06:50 am (UTC)
I loved these so! Although my favorite line is the last one in Boromir's poem. So Ogden Nash! Thanks again for the giggles!
hhimring
Apr. 20th, 2013 08:40 am (UTC)
My favourite one of these is the Boromir stanza. But they are all good!
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