Friday Poetry: 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.

2013 Challenge

Each year I have set myself a challenge. In 2010 we had the Photo A Day Challenge (and I am still promising myself that I will create a photo book from all the wonderful photos), then we had the 2011 eat less, move more challenge - again I have a year's worth of photos of food that I ate. Some how I don't see a photo book of all the food (and snacks) that I have eaten. Then there was the 2012 10,000 step a day challenge. While I have worn a pedometer for about 2 years now, the trusty pedometer has given up the ghost, but I have least learnt to know what 10,000 steps a day feel like. I continue to walk when ever I can just to get my steps in.

The other day I was having lunch with a colleague who asked me eagerly what my 2013 challenge was going to be?

I hadn't really thought that through.

And then I thought of what I wanted to do this year, and I realized you really don't need a January 1st to decide to set some things in motion. So here goes...

1. Declutter and get more organized. I have been following loosely the January Cure on Apartment Therapy (one of my favorite blogs of all time.) I have decided to do a January Cure - but instead do it in March (not February - it is a short month.)

2. Read more poetry

I used to love reading poetry. I have decided that Friday is Poetry day. Poems are like old friends. I am also including the lyrics to songs. I am looking forward to visiting old friends, and discovering new ones.

3. Enjoy Life

We get so caught up in the day to day living. I am going to make a conscious effort to slow it down, and take the time to enjoy every precious moment.