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Poetry Friday: The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

January 5th, 2007 (07:45 am)
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The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright —
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done —
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun."

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead —
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

( Keep reading. )

-- The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

Comments

Posted by: Jeannine Garsee (onegrapeshy)
Posted at: January 5th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)

You made my day. I LOVE that poem. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 5th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)

Hurrah! I adore the Alice novels. Note my icon: It's from my favorite film version of Alice, a British live-action 1972 full-on musical starring Fiona Fullerton. IT IS FANTASTIC. Lyrics and music by Don Black and John Barry, who utilize the actual TEXT for the lyrics. Yes.

Posted by: My characters kick your ass dot com (elfstar18)
Posted at: January 5th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)

That's the first poem I ever memorized! Thanks for reminding me of it, it cheers me up, morbid or not.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 5th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)

You are welcome. :)

Posted by: nrkii (nrkii)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)

I love this poem, especially (of course) these lines:

The time has come,' the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —
Of cabbages — and kings —
And why the sea is boiling hot —
And whether pigs have wings.'

I'm a sucker for good alliteration.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)

As am I.

Posted by: Kelly O'Shea (tralf2001)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)

I recite the "the time has come" bit to the girls a lot when I'm on duty and going around to turn out the lights. I need to memorize some more of it so I can keep going!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)

Very cool.

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
flash

I LOVE this poem. Thanks for posting. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 6th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)

Thanks for reading!

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