Inspirational Poetry

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by Laetca, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Yes, I know, poetry is boring. However, the following poem was written as a satirical form of all the victorian poems made at the same time.
    Sadly, it's being analyzed to death nowadays, something that was never meant to be :(

    Anyway, I thought it was my moral duty to make sure I can try and get as much people as possible to read it :yahoo:

    Jabberwocky, by Lewis Caroll
    '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.
     
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  3. Had a Scottish lecturer read this out to us last year. Isn't a better accent to hear it in IMO. Luckily I've never had to analyse it. Do enjoy it though, however off the wall it may be.
     
  4. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Never tried to analyse it, it was Caroll's goal to make a poem that wouldn't be analyzed, or couldn't be analyzed, so why bother?
    I doubt he was actually trying to make any sensE. However hard people find it to believe, sometimes great writers could write stuff down without thinking too much about it.

    The man made up words so he'd have a rhyme scheme! What else is there to say :p
     
  5. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    Sounds like my drunk poetry, so I think it's brilliant.
     
  6. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    You don't know where it's from O'Roth?
     
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