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P.A.S.T. (poetry appreciation society tread)

  • Captain Dermut
    Participant

    What’s your favorite poem of all time?
    Post it (unless it is way to long than just mention it or post something a little shorter you like as well)

    I’ll start:

    My favorite poem is:

    The Rhyme of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    But onfortunately is about 15 pages long, so here’s the runner up:

    JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
    (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

    `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.

    (oempf, spell check did not like this poem)

  • Mesmric
    Participant

    My favorite poem has to be The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. It

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