Tuesday, March 1, 2016


photo by Elena Y

Happy Women's History Month!

I'll be sharing poems for women's history month here and there. Today I have a clerihew I originally shared on Today's Little Ditty. Clerihews are four-line biographical poems with AABB rhyme schemes.

Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979)
by Smithsonian Institution

by Tabatha Yeatts

Cecilia Payne
had a wonderfilled brain.
She ascertained the element
hydrogen was prevalent.

In 1925, Cecilia Payne explained in her astronomy Ph.D. thesis how to figure out the chemical composition of stars by decoding the spectra of starlight.

Read more about her here.

A couple of other National Women's History Month posts:
Women's History Quiz


Margaret Simon said...

I would love to share this with my students. Yay for strong women!

Diane Mayr said...

Great start to the month, Tabatha!

HWY said...

Really good clerihew, Tabatha...especially the "wonderfilled brain" part. And Cecilia Payne certainly qualified!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Hooray! Happy to see you bring Cecelia Payne back for an encore!