Jabberwocky Poem by Lewis Carroll

Jabberwocky

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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 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 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 borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Jabberwocky
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 17 June 2014

.............still wondering how this poem is in the top 500 poems list....and how could a great writer pen this nonsense....

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That is just what makes him great; after all Alice in Wonderland is nonsense. Nonsense is often closer to reality than common sense.

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Adolf Hitler 17 April 2013

I used to tell this one to my jews: D the good old days...

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Miklos Radnoti 21 November 2021

I only paused to close the door on this smoldering sack of offal. My wife, Fanni, found my last poems in the breast pocket of the coat I was wearing at the end of the death march you sent us on. We will outlast you.

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Adolf Hitler 17 April 2013

Used to tell this one to my jews: D

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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 August 2021

I know the poems by Lewis Carrol so enchanting and finest to read. Congratulatuions being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day. Very pleasant to know

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Harley White 15 August 2021

Love Lewis Carrol and know some of this by heart...

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Kumarmani Mahakul 30 July 2021

A beautiful poem is well executed. It is interesting to read. This poem has been selected as the classic poem of the poem of the day.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 July 2021

So nice that this poem of Lewis Carroll is the Classic Poem Of The Day. Amazing write. Still Alice In Wonderland in my mind, but this is also entertaining!

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simny 25 January 2021

absolute hot garbage

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