Saturday, April 04, 2020

A Salute to Dale


Dale Ahlquist – Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Dale Ahlquist
peers into the fog and mist.
He is certain that somewhere out there
is an undiscovered Chesterton text awaiting his care.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A few clerihews

A batch of clerihews from early last year -

Genial Elwood P. Dowd
could easily mix with any crowd,
but those crowds would always tend
to quickly disperse when he introduced his "friend."

 
Alexa
seems to have a hidden agenda:
she'll respond to requests from you,
but sometimes also record what you say and do.
 
Ayn Rand
wanted to be a singer with the band.
Alas, her audition went badly,
because all she could sing was "Mi, Mi, Mi."
 
Geoffrey Chaucer
never drank tea from a saucer.
But this wasn't due to courtly manners, you see,
it was just that in his day England didn't have saucers - or tea.
 
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
has reason to feel pretty glum.
How do you deny something that's come to light
when it's there for all to see in black and white?
 
Chris Cuomo
tweeted Mika from "Morning Joe,"
"Isn't it great we still get our pay
no matter what we say?"

Monday, September 30, 2019

Round up the usual suspects


For the 2019 Rochester Chesterton Conference - "whodunit?" - which focused on Chesterton and the detective story, they did indeed round up the usual suspects.





 
Be there next year!

 

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Aquinas Clerihew

 
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St. Thomas Aquinas
was noted for his reticence and shyness.
But crack open a bottle
and he’d expound at length on Aristotle.