Poems

How Absurd and Delightful!

 

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings—”

(Through the Looking Glass)

I seem to have gotten into a ship-mood of late. It must be the call to adventure, to seeking new horizons, to finding new lands. It reminds me of another of my favorite poems from childhood, one that I learned to recite well before middle school. The images in Lewis Carroll’s “The Walrus and the Carpenter” from Through the Looking Glass always tickled my sense of the fun and absurd.

Do you have a favorite nonsense poem? Tell us! We’d love to share a few on the blog.

Be well,

Carlene Gadapee, Senior Docent/Museum Educator

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