"The Jabberwocky" from Alice Thru The Lookingglass" was recently in the poetry section of the READER



it's quite delicious nonsense tho...and i love the line that ends "my beamish boy" and when i was a kid i often "galumped" around and this poem got me ready for Robbie Burns written in the tongue Callooh Callay!!!

my cohort and poet here Founder and i flexed our poetry muscles and wrote semantic symmetry mostly sonnets back and forth in the comments

your sonnets flits and fits the theme

of beamish boys whose eyes do gleam

not lookin for galumphing prey

but merist sunning for a rainy day

the Jabberwocky rings not true

all nonsense words callay calooh

so read ye then the Scottish bard

whose mousie ode is near as hard

Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim'rous beastie, O, what panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle!

dear Robbie Burns ya tried

and Carroll could but match your stride!!!

it was lovely fun Founder

so glad your here

and i'm no longer


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nan shartel Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m.

he is a talented poet...that's for sure...YIPPEE!!!


nan shartel Sept. 18, 2010 @ 2 p.m.

whether a flipper or a flounder

a snappish scamp or rounder

he flings his words with symmetry

so round a bout but carefully

never seeks to urges his pace

follows his mindlings with flair and grace

some may think he's a bounder

i know he's simply Founder


nan shartel Sept. 18, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m.

and Grantie...i think he found me....hahahahahahahahaha


MsGrant Sept. 18, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m.

That Founder's a wordsmith That is for sure His tongue may be tart His intent is pure!


nan shartel Sept. 18, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m.

Yes he speak his truth

between licking lips and "Baby Ruth"

poetically he has his way

if salty i suppose

it's entered in the prose

i like the lad thats what i say

applaud his efforts each HAIKU day

and wish his poems Calooh Callay!!!



quillpena Sept. 18, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m.

Bravo to you and Founder, nan. I forget the Jabberwocky was from "Alice in Wonderland." I almost exclusively associated him with Monty Python.


Founder Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m.

  • Late Fate -

It must be my fate That I'm five hours late

I just now saw this new blog and feel like I'm in a fog

What with Haiku, Rhyme, now Tanka and all the posts I'm getting so popular, I'll soon need a Roast

Let me know if you all feel the same way And I hope all my Kudos make your day

Please add to both of the Haiku - A - Day and Rhyme - A - Day's I am looking forward to what each of you have to say


nan shartel Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:56 a.m.

thx Founder i'll throw Senyrus into the mix...altho some of ur Haiku r Senyrus already

i will come to ur new Rhyme-A-Day blog with pleasure


nan shartel Sept. 19, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m.

seriously i'm so happy to have another poet here at the READER...



Founder Sept. 19, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m.

  • Rhyme Time -

One and one make it two Soon there will be a few What will the Reader do We'll all drive them Cuckoo

We'll demand things that Rhyme I think it's about time Like drinking beer with lime or watching a great mime

From Rhyme - A - Day:


nan shartel Sept. 19, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m.

crazy like a fox

who thinks and acts outside the box inductive logic lurks with all it's creative sudden quirks

we will have our mindful play raise you one new word a day then laughingly deride

all those walls words make inside sneaking out to peek over them with smiling cheek


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