Lewis Carroll Poems
- Jabberwocky 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and...
- A Strange Wild Song He thought he saw an Elephant That ...
- The Crocodile How doth the little crocodile Improve his ...
- A Game Of Fives Five little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two,...
- Little Birds Little Birds are dining Warily and well, Hid ...
- Echoes Lady Clara Vere de Vere Was eight years old, she ...
- My Fancy I painted her a gushing thing, With years about a ...
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New ... more »
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'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 a while 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 ...