Edmund Clerihew Bentley-

Was it he who penned ‘Do not go gently

Into that good night’ or was it Yeats?

This is one of English literature’s least controversial debates.


Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Plotted his detective novels intently,

But in the end his reputation was cemented

By the puerile verse form he invented.  


Edmund Clerihew Bentley


Had a son called Nicolas, and that’s

Who drew the pictures for Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Three Clerihews for ECB