August 23, 2003

Not of This World

True Fact: Lewis Carroll had our new family member Tsuga in mind when he wrote this otherworldly poem years ago. It was the uffish thought I observed in the 'dog' yesterday that made me see the truth of it. He whiffles, he burbles and he bites. He is, in fact, a Jabberwock.

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!

And I am gyring and gimbling and rathing outgrabe. I am also looking for the Band-Aids.

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