Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Photography Extraordinary

Poem by Lewis Carroll

The Milk-and-Water School
Alas! she would not hear my prayer!
Yet it were rash to tear my hair;
Disfigured, I should be less fair.

She was unwise, I may say blind;
Once she was lovingly inclined;
Some circumstance has changed her mind.


The Strong-Minded or Matter-of-Fact School
Well! so my offer was no go!
She might do worse, I told her so;
She was a fool to answer "No".

However, things are as they stood;
Nor would I have her if I could,
For there are plenty more as good.


The Spasmodic or German School
Firebrands and Daggers! hope hath fled!
To atoms dash the doubly dead!
My brain is fire--my heart is lead!

Her soul is flint, and what am I?
Scorch'd by her fierce, relentless eye,
Nothingness is my destiny!


Comments about Photography Extraordinary by Lewis Carroll

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/26/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    The Spasmodic or German School
    Firebrands and Daggers! hope hath fled!
    To atoms dash the doubly dead!
    My brain is fire- my heart is lead! .. a very fin epoem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/16/2019 2:25:00 PM)

    Her soul is flint, and what am I?
    Scorch'd by her fierce, relentless eye,
    Nothingness is my destiny! a good poem.. tony(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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