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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...

In honor of Hallowe'en yesterday, I thought I'd invite you all to get your spook on. This poem always puts me in the mood:

`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, has 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.


("Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll)

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marta_bee
Nov. 1st, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you ever saw the 2010 version, but if not thought you might enjoy Johnny Depp's recitation of the poem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfclMlRfTiM

It's really quite Halloweeny. (And thanks for saying you liked it! I appreciate it.)

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