Maintaining the Holiday Mood with Jabberwocky

So whaddya gonna do to prevent the post-holiday slump? Book the next holiday, of course! (Paris for a week in October). And write some nonsense verse based on the language of Lewis Carroll. The Alice books have long been one of my favourite reads, both in childhood and now. This is the voice of the mimsy borogoves (illustrated below as the ones with long pelican legs and weepy hairbrush faces).

From Wikipedia, John Tenniel illustration.
From Wikipedia, John Tenniel illustration.

Jibberjabberwocky or the Mimsy Borogoves

 

 Minging flimsy zzzizzy whimsy bizzz

 

Fair few feathers falling out

 

Awww why whiney whingy where oh when?

 

Whimper me softly

 

Ayyyy a naminin moo moo mincy nin moan

 

Rustle the muscle and bustle

 

Shush mushing weep seep trickle deep

 

Come all alone to the great groan

 

Update on 18th September, 2014: I’m connecting this to Tony Maude’s wonderful prompt of nonsense verse at dVerse Poets, although it is not strictly a rhymed and metered piece.

 

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22 thoughts on “Maintaining the Holiday Mood with Jabberwocky”

  1. Eight slim but zany lines, perfect Carroll parodies too. I, for one, would like to do some /shush mushing/& I love the closing line, but I would prefer to attend with a date; smile, just saying.

  2. “Rustle the muscle and bustle
    Shush mushing weep seep trickle deep
    Come all alone to the great groan”
    Great words to say aloud–particularly like the interpretation possibilities of “the great groan”.

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