June 11, 2013

This poem by Lewis Carroll is loved all around the world by children and adults alike. It is also known as the best example of nonsense poems simply because almost all the words used are made up by the author or an application of portmanteau i.e....

This poem by Lewis Carroll is loved all around the world by children and adults alike. It is also known as the best example of nonsense poems simply because almost all the words used are made up by the author or an application of portmanteau i.e. words that are a blend of two (or more) words/morphemes into one new word.

`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.

betrayed

i see human with eyes that cannot see
i hear about human with ears that cannot hear
i talk about human with tongues that cannot talk
i touch human with skin that cannot feel
i smell human with noses that cannot smell