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Poem of the Week

Grammatical Error by Faiz Ahmad

 

A sky

replaces

the sky

 

almost imperceptibly

 

until we turn

our heads around

 

face-to-face with

the unholy axe

 

that chopped our

seeing in two:

 

the-world and

a-world

 

Poetry Contest

       WELCOME TO
THE WISE LAW LIBRARY'S
          INAUGURAL
LAW-THEMED CLERIHEW CONTEST

 

What the heck is a Clerihew?

 

A clerihew is a 4-line biographical poem in rhymed couplets, AABB. The first line should be, or end with, the subject's name. Lines can be any length, and it is vital to remember that clerihews, like limericks, are supposed to be bad.
For our law-themed contest, the subject should be a legal professional (lawyer, judge, professor, ...), a defendant, a case, or even a legal subject, like Torts.
 
Clerihew examples :
 
Byron "Whizzer" White
Liked his arguments airtight,
But he failed to persuade
In the matter of Roe versus Wade.
 
Justice Holmes,
His father wrote poems,
But he, like one awake before dawn, foresaw
The rise of the Common Law.

 

Submit your poems at this link. Entries are due Monday, June 1st by midnight.

The prize is a surprise!
 
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