G K Chesterton who illustrated Edmund Clerihew Bentley's clerihews.
I tend to write better under time pressure, but sometimes there is just too much pressure, as in the last few weeks, (or is it eternity?) However, such time generates an equal and opposite frivolity which has been squeezing itself into clerihews recently. This is a matter of Facebook sprints, getting in, writing a clerihew, then returning to see if others have responded - there are some excellent responses - then writinng some in return. It started here, with this nonsense.
Has been revealed to be a myth,
Which is rather a pity
For Norwich City.
Moved to politics:
Has joined the Magic Circle.
Having made the Greeks vanish
She has started on the Italians, the Irish and the Spanish.
Then there was a series of exchanges with the lightfooted Andy Jackson, based on the discovery of the superfast neutrino:
Said 'this is a fine time
To tell me that it's possible for something to travel faster than light.
I bid you goodnight'.
Replied: That's a cute one,
and is bound to keep them busy.
One up to Izzy!
Said 'it's got everyone talking
But they'll soon get weary
Of Al's theory.'
Declared Game Over
Let There Be Light!
Though it odd
That there were so many articles
About indefinite particles.
Is worth the definite particle 'the'.
The holy ghost
Doesn't like to boast
When he goes to Mass
He's a gas!
Said 'My way
Tends to be mercurial
Hence my angels Gabriel, Raphael and Muriel.
Was a believer
It was getting rather theological. At this point I started one with Allah, thought better of it and went to bed.
There were other very nice ones but a clerihew duel, leading to death by clerihew seems an appropriately absurd end.
Some more tomorrow.