Monday, November 23, 2009


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!

I'm having huge fun with Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. This take on the titular beast may well be a cover version of John Tenniel's frankly quite fearsome original, but I've tried throwing in a bit of extra whiffle and burble to highlight the absurd comedy lurking alongside the weird terror.


jon haward said...

wonderful work ,terry hooper showed your work on i'm glad he did i've enjoyed looking at your posts :-)

Nelson Evergreen said...

Cheers Jon!

Craig Collins said...

That's a stunning piece of wrok Nelson! Beautiful.

Nelson Evergreen said...

Thanks Craig, glad you like. Can't wait to do the rest of the poem!