Shout out to Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. I am in awe of his imagination because Wonderland is an incredible place. Though I enjoyed his stories, my favorite work of Lewis Carroll’s is his poem “Jabberwocky,” which is in Through the Looking-Glass. I just love the kookiness in Carroll’s work. Below is the first two stanzas of “Jabberwocky”.
‘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!’
“Jabberwocky” is the poem of the day on PoemHunter.com. Read the rest here.
- Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Words We Found There (wordnik.com)
- 10 whimsical words coined by Lewis Carroll (theweek.com)
- Lewis Carroll: 10 quotes on his unbirthday (csmonitor.com)