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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monday pancake poem

What have we here? A poetry bus prompt to use the style of a favorite poet with an ode to pancakes? Good idea, Peter! Now, was there anyone out there who didn't know I would be picking Lewis Carroll? Granted, it's not 'in the style' so much as lifted and a few words changed.

Jabberforky
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Twas brillig and the slithy toast
did gyre and gimble in the eggs
All mimsy were the butterpats
and black the raths hot coffee.
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Beware the chocolate muffin, son!
the tender bite, the crumbs that fall
Beware the jubjub cake and shun
the fluffy Belgian scone.
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He took his vorpal knife in hand
longtime the manxome food he sought
so rested he by the porridge pot
and stood a while in thought.
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An as in uffish thought he stood,
the blueberry pancake with eyes of fruit
came whiffling from the sizzling pan
all topped with maple goop.
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One, two! One, two! and through and through
the vorpal blade went snicker snack
He ate it all and with his fork
swept up the wayward bits.
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And hast thou et the flapjack cake?
come to my arms my beamish boy
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
he chortled in his jam.
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Twas brillig and the slithy toast
did gyre and gimble in the eggs
All mimsy were the butterpats
and black the raths hot coffee.

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12 comments:

Peter Goulding said...

You had me from the very first line! Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Niamh B said...

Excellent choice - brilliant sounds throughout - would love to hear this one read out

steven said...

clever you nancy. jubjub cake is something that i think needs to be invented. steven

120 Socks said...

mouthwateringly clever, and I'm with steven, we need jubjub cakes!

Helen said...

'frabjous day' indeed ~ your poem made it so!

The Bug said...

This is fabulous! I had to read it out loud to Dr. M.

Enchanted Oak said...

Yes, I'm thrilled you took this on. It's the funnest poem on earth! Wonderful work!

Lucy Westenra said...

Full of "verification words" and great fun. But . . shouldn't he have used a runcible spoon? Vorpal knives for pancakes are fairly old hat.

Domestic Oub said...

So clever! Made for a great read :)

Titus said...

Oh, you're on a roll! Brilliant! I shall forever
shun
the fluffy Belgian scone.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Twas brillig, NanU!!

iNdi@na said...

absolutely brillig!