Beware the Jabberwock!

November 16, 2005

I have had post writers block all day and was just staring at the blank screen for about the 5th time today when the title popped into my head. I have no original thoughts so I will post my favourite poem.

The 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, has 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

1 Comment

  • Reply Karan November 17, 2005 at 6:58 am

    Hello, stumbled acros your blog by accident..Wanted “jabberwocky.blogspot.com” as the address for my blog..Found the address already taken and searched ” jabberwocky” on blogspot..Only to be directed to your blog…Jabberwocky is my SECOND favourite poem..Rank#1 goes to the poem recited during the trial of the Knave of Hearts..And Rank#3 goes to ” Aged Aged Man” 😀

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