Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A-Z: Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

–– Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky"

This poem can be found at Wikisource.

5 comments:

  1. The only poem I know off by heart.

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  2. This is one of my absolute favorite poems, ever. I just adore it.
    Thanks for using it as your "J" post!

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  3. Also very related to your typical subject matter, kudos. I recall playing the early D&D modules based on Alice in Wonderland and Jabberwocky.

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  4. Awesome! I came here from the A to Z blog and saw you did Jabberwocky. I did the Jabberwock as well!

    Very Awesome! Came here from the whole A to Z and was pleased to see you did the Jabberwock as well!

    J is for Jabberwock

    I'll put a link up on my post to yours as well.

    Tim

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