beware the Jabberwock!



"Jabberwocky," as performed by the Muppets!

We have a bin of pop-up books that we let the kids play with while they're in the library, and yesterday as I was passing I noticed a new one, Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwock," (which for those of you who don't know, is a bit of verse taken from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There).

Anyone, as it's a rainy and dark day it feels right to share this weird and kinda creepy poem. I also happened upon the Muppet version...those Muppets, what don't they do?!

"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, 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. 
--Lewis Carroll 

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