Thu, 01 Apr 2004

Jabberwocky

Happy April 1

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll, 1872)

`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.

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:: /beauty | [+]
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MEMORIES OF MY FAMILY MEETINGS still are a source of strength to me. I
remember we’d all get into the car — I forget what kind it was — and
drive and drive.

I’m not sure where we’d go, but I think there were some bees there. The
smell of something was strong in the air as we played whatever sport we
played. I remember a bigger, older guy whom we called “Dad.” We’d eat
some stuff or not and then I think we went home.

I guess some things never leave you.
— Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.