Fiona Everest: Daily Musings from Ireland

~To Enjoy Life to it's Fullest~

My favorite childhood poem

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

I like the  way the Jhonny Depp in the new Alice in Wonderland does this poem. 🙂

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