Brother And Sister Poem by Lewis Carroll

Brother And Sister

Rating: 2.9


"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.

"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.

"Sister, do not raise my wrath.
I'd make you into mutton broth
As easily as kill a moth"

The sister raised her beaming eye
And looked on him indignantly
And sternly answered, "Only try!"

Off to the cook he quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."

And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."

"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"

Moral: Never stew your sister.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 06 December 2015

Faithful to the truth. Siblings fight and fight and fight. I guess it is how they get prepared for real life

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Tristan Parker 09 May 2012

I don't like the moral of this poem...

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Eva Pandey 19 March 2018

There is nothing very bad in the moral of the poem. This poem is very ridiculous and the moral outlines the sense of humour of the poet(Lewis Caroll) as well as the poem.

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Atsiylah Garfinkel 29 November 2007

What a darling poem! And so true to life.

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Meira Shulman 14 April 2013

I love this poem! And it is so true!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 August 2022

Great. I totally agree with wonderful poetess Susan Williams.

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Dr Antony Theodore 18 December 2020

Off to the cook he quickly ran. " Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan To me as quickly as you can." a very fine poem. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 November 2020

The sister raised her beaming eye And looked on him indignantly And sternly answered, " Only try! " very fine poem. tony

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Pinki francis 26 November 2018

I hate it

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