Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Snicker-Snack



Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll


'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.

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esme and the lane way said...

Perfect, nice pics :)

Patois said...

An excellent choice for Halloween.

hrose said...

the jaberwocky is such a lovely poem.
one of my favourites as a child, i'd make my mum read it to me over and over again.

and so perfect for halloween!
thanks for your comment, isn't capture the castle such a gorgeous story! i think i'm going to do a post on it tomorrow, about why i chose it for the name of my blog and everything.
XXX

carlislefamilyblog said...

maggie- thank you for commenting on our blog. I thought I would check yours out and I could not beleave that you posted The Jaberwocky. That is Kraven's favorite book. It is a great story. Hey how did you find our blog? Yes Kraven does have shiny eyes.

ashley said...

i love lewis~ the jabberwocky is brilliant and very appropriate for halloween! hope you gorged on lots of sweets and had a brilliant week-end;)
x ashley

Miss Grace said...

Love it.

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