A to Z Challenge NaPoWriMo Poetry

The Evil of the Thriller

Vincent Price’s name is synonomous with classic horror films. His characteristic voice sends shivers down your spine. When you hear him speak, you know something is waiting for you in the shadows. He is still very much missed.

With today’s Blogging Letter of the Day being V, he came to mind. Probably also doesn’t hurt that I have been doing a lot of thrill reading lately. My current book is Anno Dracula by Kim Newman suggested to me by blogging/author friend Helena Hann-Basquiat (go check out her horror masterpiece Jessica-she’s writing a sequel-I can’t wait!!!)

Today’s poetry prompt was to write a clerihew. A clerihew is a four line poem containing a pair of rhyming couplets. It is a whimsical poem usually about a famous person. The rhymes are often forced, and the first line is the person’s name. I chose Vincent Price, obviously.

The sun is shining today here in the DFW metroplex. If it’s shining where you are, go out and soak up the vitamin D. Make sure you put on sunscreen, though.

xo Jesi


Vincent Price-A Clerihew

By Jessica Scott

Vincent Price

Took smoking as his vice,

Which shortened his career in horror.

Thank god, he wasn’t an explorer.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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