Friday, March 17, 2006

On Some Random Poetry

I love poetry. And whenever I mention this Jon always seems to pop up and comment some.

Here is a great poem (some other favorites are The Walrus and the Carpenter, also by Lewis Carroll, and The Raven, by E. A. Poe)

"The Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig and the slithy toads
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son.
The teeth 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 maxnome foe he sought
So he rested by the Tumtum tree
And stood a while in thought

And as in uffish thought he stood
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame
Came whiffling through the tulgy wood
And burbled as it came

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Calloo, callay!"
He chortled in his joy

'Twas brillig and the slithy toads
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe

Alright new contest! It's called "Plagiarism". I will provide a few sentences and you are to write a story with them, as well as a title I provide. The winner will get the same prize (a post).

I will also post a story made by the same method, just so you can get an idea of how different they are.

"Nuts and Bolts"

Sentence 1: It seems as those kinds of doors had always been troubles for the carpenter.

Sentence 2: The wire was not exactly meant to be used like that, but it would do for now.

Sentence 3: The hammer made a clicking sound.

Sentence 4: He wiped the sweat from his face as he ran from the room.

The sentences could be in any order. I'll post a winner when I get enough for a decent contest.


melissa said...

I would write something, but I'm a horrible writer. I could never impress "anyone".

Jeff said...

I love the Jaberwocky! Poems are awesome...unless you have to write them. Then they're hard.

Everybody Dance Now said...

I only show up when I have time to actually read, it just so happens that it tends to be about poetry when I do show up and read. And I have written only one thing, but it is highly disturbing and personal, since my last thing in my blog.

Abby said...

That's one of my favorite poems. My other fave is "flander fields" (jon mcclane, I think?? I know too many jon mc___, and I tend to get them mixed up)

Abby said...

correction, it's Jon McCrae

Jen said...

Cool, story-telling contest. That sounds fun. Maybe I'll think of something......

Anonymous said...

0.o;; gonna check your e-mail anytime soon, Sam?

Leah said...

Yeah, that's a great poem. I'll try the story contest.