Edward Bernays

In appreciation of a truely excellent blog http://briefpoems.blogspot.com/ . Here’s my brief poem. A Clerihew entitled ‘Edwards Bernays‘.

Edward Bernays
Discovered the ways
Of Subconscious persuation.
Which made him the father of mass manipulation.

–John Nixon 2007


2 Responses to “Edward Bernays”

  1. October 7, 2007 at 1:51 am

    Aren’t clerihews delightful? I like yours about Bernays. You might also enjoy this one from E.O. Parrott’s “How to Be Well-Versed in Poetry” (Penguin, 1992), one of my favorite books of poetry. It’s about the inventor of the form, Edmund Clerihew Bentley:

    “E.C. Bentley/Quite accidently/Invented this verse form of wit/And this is it.”

    Thanks for the blogroll link, too.
    Jan Harayda
    One-Minute Book Reviews

  2. October 21, 2007 at 5:19 am

    pretty exciting to run across a poem in appreciation of my blog, but even better I had to learn about Clerihew and Edward Bernays… My lack of knowledge about poetic form is astounding! Nice blog you have here…

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