These short poems are based on an invented form called “briefs,” which you can read about on this page. Basically, the couplet has to end with the name of a (famous) person, and it has to be written in anapestic tetrameter, with the first syllable removed, for a total of eleven syllables. Variations are acceptable because not every name will fit into such a meter.
A wish that’s fulfilled will not leave us devoid,
But generates dreams, said the analyst Freud.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
The symbols and myths that we all live among,
Come from the collective unconscious, said Jung.
Carl Jung (1875-1961)