Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DMC: "Joan of Arc" by Tabatha Yeatts

In April 2015, Kwame Alexander challenged us to write one of his favorite forms of poetry—the clerihew. For a form that was invented in the late 19th century, it feels much more contemporary than that. These short biographical poems are a great way to lighten the mood and poke fun at just about anyone! Today, Tabatha Yeatts shows us how it's done.


Joan of Arc
Had a glorious bark
And a mighty fighty bite
So she ended alight

© 2017 Tabatha Yeatts. All rights reserved.

The DMC challenge for National Poetry Month is to contribute to our Ditty Potluck. Follow the guidelines for any one of the last 28 challenges, choosing from the following recipes:
Click HERE for an alphabetical list of all the DMC challenges.
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Post your poem on our April 2017 padlet and be sure to indicate which challenge you are responding to.  All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, April 28th, and one lucky participant, chosen randomly, will select from the following:

Option 1: A set of 8 copies of The Best of Today's Little Ditty: 2014-2015 to use with a classroom or extracurricular group.

Option 2: One copy of The Best of Today's Little Ditty, plus a $20 gift card to purchase a poetry book(s) of your choice.

Option 3: A $25 gift card if you already have all the copies of The Best of TLD you need.


  1. Ha! Oh, poor dear....such a flammable bark is never a good look on a martyr.

  2. Ha! Mighty fighty bite!

  3. I just love Saint Joan, so when I wondered who to clerihew, she popped into my head. Too bad I couldn't give her a happy ending!

    1. Ah well, such is the life of a martyr, I suppose. At least it makes for a jolly good clerihew! Thanks, Tabatha. :)

  4. So clever, and calls for a smile, and maybe a "poor soul", Tabatha. I love it!

  5. Hee-hee, a profound portrait of Joan, in so few words, Tabatha! Brava! =)