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Poetry Friday: Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

I have posted pieces written by Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll for two previous editions of Poetry Friday. This week's entry comes with a video that I discovered on YouTube earlier this week. The video quality itself is not the greatest, but the vocals are swell!

'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.

-- Jabberwocky from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

See and hear the Jabberwocky performed within a stage adaptation of Alice!

Related Booklist: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Tags: alice, poetry friday
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