Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Queer

First off, I am not talking "queer" as in homosexual. Sadly, I haven't made it far enough into that field of literature yet to make any substantial contribution to today's post. That being said, today's queer post has to do with the mindblowingly awesome Lewis Carroll. I love him so much that it hurts, and I hope you do, too. Many of you know him for writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I'm just going to share Jabberwocky from Through the Looking Glass with you because I don't have time to fool with a post.


'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 hast 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.

Go to Project Gutenberg to download and enjoy all of Carroll's works.


  1. One amazing person wrote the whole of the Jabberwocky poem on one of the toilet walls at university. Best damn toilet ever.

  2. I love love LOVE Jabberwocky. Carroll is a genius.

  3. Great stuff--agree with SL Hennessy above, Carroll is a genius. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Learned something new! Thanks for sharing:)


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