Saturday, January 21, 2006

Because it's Saturday morning and I can't bring myself to do the chores:

JABBERWOCKY
`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 (from Through the Looking-Glass)

One of the first bits of poetry I memorized as a child - not because I had to - but because I loved the way it sounds.

And this one:

TIGER
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
-- William Blake

2 comments:

Walt Vegas said...

Sorry. I don't like poetry, but I'll take this opportunity to tell you how great a blogger you are. I want to tell you that I'm proud of you like you're my kid or something, but that just really doesn't make sense. Bottom line: you're a great blogger.

ell said...

Gee, thank-you. (blush, blush)

Hoping to see a few more blogs from you, too.