Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Have you ever read Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll? It’s full of gibberish and nonsense, yet somehow it makes sense, thanks to Carroll’s brilliant and imaginative brain. He even managed to invent a couple new words through it that stuck, and we still use “chortle” and “galumphing” today. Cool or what? And at the risk of sounding childish, it’s one of my very favorite poems.

Without further ado, I present to you…Jabberwocky. Read it aloud if you please; it’s twice as fun that way.

“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.”

 

Bonus- Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice makes this version the best I’ve heard.

3 thoughts on “Jabberwocky

  1. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website youesrlf or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as Im looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. kudos

    1. I created the website with the help of my brother who is a graphic designer. The theme is a free one from WordPress! I used WordPress hosting for a long time too, with good success.

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