Jabberwock

TotalGeek42's picture

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome rath 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 came galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh 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 borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Haha, I've wanted to memorize that for a while. I dunno why, it's mostly pointless, but it seemed like a fun poem to memorize. I wrote all of that then looked at the original poem and fixed minor things...

Namely, punctuation (you can't blame me for that one. :P)
I originally wrote "With jaws that bite and claws that catch" instead of what's currently there
I wrote "So rested he beneath the tumtum tree" instead of "by the tumtum tree"
I left out the and in "and hast though..."
And I wrote joyous instead of frabjous.

I say that's a pretty fair job, for just one morning.

Just thought I'd share, even though I doubt anyone gives a crap. xD

Comments

holahaveamuffin18's picture

haha. i love that poem. it

haha.
i love that poem.
it makes me realize why i loved Alice in Wonderland so much.

TotalGeek42's picture

Yeahhh... xD "Assets,

Yeahhh... xD

"Assets, assets..."

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

"pretty pleaseeee w/ icecream and rainbows and and... NPH wearing nothing but Doctor Who-themed underwear on top :P ??" -holahaveamuffin -- Way to my heart

hellonwheels's picture

definitely love that poem...

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman