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A Little Fun -- On Friday

Tom brought home a really fine bottle of wine last week.

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Especially fun ... was the back label.

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Not only did it "ticulate the festles" . . . but it reminded me of one of my favorite poems.  One I memorized in elementary school.  (It lives in my memory still. . .)

The Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll

’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 hast 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.
 
And with that, I wish you a FRABJOUS Friday!  (Callooh!  Callay!)
 

Comments

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Carole

Mmmmm . . . wine . . . did you say anything else? haha. Lewis Carroll is frabjous!

Patty

I hope that wine was frabjous! Happy Friday Kym!

Bonny

This description makes much more sense to me than many of the other wine descriptors I've heard. Reminiscent of warm stones? Fruit forward? I'm going to be drinking something denacious and nazzical tonight!

Erin

I love that poem for it's simply amazing ability to convey exactly what's going on without using "real" words. Plus it's just a joy to say out loud. I will always remember the coffee house on Denison's campus. It was called the Bandersnatch (known to all students simply as the 'Snatch). And inside the walls were painted with that poem and artistic renditions of the Jaberwocky, the Jubjub bird, and of course, the Bandersnatch. But god, the coffee that place served? It was absolute shit!

Glad you enjoyed your wine!!

margene

Very difficult to add much to the above comments, but I hope the wine not only lived up to its soft, denacious and nazzical qualities, but that it was damn good.

Marilyn

How much wine had they drank when they wrote the label?? Hahaha! ;) What fun though!
Have a great weekend!

Jo

Smiles and more smiles--wish I had some of that wine right now! Enjoy the weekend!

Mary

I <3 Lewis Carroll...and I think I'd love that wine, too! Happy Friday!

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