Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll

From "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" Lewis Carroll's fun poem about the Jabberwock has always been fun to say aloud. Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2WfvNhv

I do it partly for fun, partly to challenge me in ways of writing dramatically, and partly to learn the art of speaking.

I'm finding others pronounce some words differently (tulgey is sometimes said with a hard g, for example). Since Lewis Carroll isn't available to critique, I'm good.

I'd love to speak to your group about literature, creativity and more. I might even read Jabberwocky.

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!”

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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