Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Kickstarter's halfway through, so what are you going to do?


‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Now back the Kickstarter, my son!
Beware of missing out, and shun
Mere trifles – don’t think twice!”

He took his credit card in hand:
Long time the right reward he sought –
So rested he, on Tweedledee,
“An eBook’s fine,” he 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!

“You want a hardback,” quoth the beast,
And while you’re there, I do declare,
A signed one’s not too costly.”

One two! One two! And through and through
The frantic mouse went click-‘n’-clack!
He used his smarts – picked Queen of Hearts –
And went galumphing back.

“And hast thou backed the Kickstarter?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble on the knoll.

By Jonathan Green, after Lewis Carroll

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