Yep, Poetry #poems #poetry

Jabbering On

(Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll)

‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves

Did what Toves do, on wet Tuesdays

When old men exclaimed ‘By Joves’

As Nanny burped and loosed her stays.

The rabbit tapped his watch and spat

‘Oh come on Charles, she’ll have a fit.’

‘She hates nonsense.’ He caught a hat

And ate the brim. ‘Now just you sit’

‘And write a verse about this cat’

‘Something deep that’ll stir her soul.’

‘Not talking shellfish and other crap’

‘Unless you’re happy in this rabbit hole.’

The pensmith sighed, ‘I’ve tried my best’

‘But with her there always is a catch.’

‘She wants her tea, with lemon zest’

‘And deep fried loin of bandersnatch.’

He tweedled his Dum and diddled his Dee

‘How can I cook with no utensils.’

‘I’ve no skills in the kitchen, you see.’

‘The only tools I use are pencils.’

The rabbit chopped a homburg in three

‘Just add this with a pinch of stock

‘Then make a fire from the Tumtum tree’

‘And cook the lot in your jabber-wok.’

 The rabbit said as they left for home

Passing back through the looking glass

‘If you ever write me back there again

This vorpal blade’ll go right up your…’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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9 Responses to Yep, Poetry #poems #poetry

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Very skillfully done sir 💜💜

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  2. Ritu says:

    Oh this did make me giggle!!!

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  3. Bryntin says:

    There’s many worlds in that there looking glass… More power to your vorpal blade Sir.

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  4. Mick Canning says:

    Ah, splendid, Geoff.

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Great reworking into jabber wok. I may never hear it the same again.

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