Monday, February 13, 2006

Sequels: half as good with a tenth the thought

Jabberwocky 2: The Bandersnatch Strikes Back

Twas usken in the tulgey wood,
All slithy toves had mit away.
Outgrabery ceased, as it should
When muskly blanes to grey.

The Bandersnatch, that fruminous treep,
Apripped his way from tree to stalk
And came upon the vorpalled heap:
The now-slain Jabberwock.

His ruptous roar did rip the air,
And with his maw turned widdershins
He sniffed the brush and he did rush
Through Vars and Cindergrins.

His tangral eyes did mence and glame,
Distling rain sluck his mizzly skin.
Mome raths tremed and fled as he came,
To rectivenge his kin.

He found the lad, that vicious gad
So lately a capitious thief,
His claw raised high, he krayed a cry
And trunched the boy beneath.

And with the Jabberwock avenged,
He turned without a eul or word.
The fiend he slew, and back into
The bambish night he slurred.

Twas usken in the tulgey wood,
All slithy toves had mit away.
Outgrabery ceased, as it should
When muskly blanes to grey.

1 comment:

Poppy said...

How did no one comment on this when you first posted it? This is totally kind of awesome. Half as good as the original, certainly.