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04.12.2014 Poem Of The Day: The Walrus And The Carpenter (Lewis Carroll)

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright–
And this was odd, because it was… 589 more words

Poem Of The Day

In Praise of Adjectives, Adverbs, Asides, Verbal Gewgaws, Blandishments, Rhyme for Rhyme's Sake, Flummery, and the Like: A Demonstration

Consider the alternative:

The sun glinted off the waves. It was midnight.
The moon was up. Everything was still.
The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking. 261 more words

Poetry

THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER

I have always felt kind of sorry for the oysters. Silly little shellfish, so foolishly trusting.

“The Walrus and the Carpenter” is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll. 19 more words

Humor

Shoes and ships and sealing wax

I once used the phrase “shoes and ships and sealing wax” in an administrative form for a past boss – I used it as a place-holder, with a note to suggest replacing it with information that I didn’t have. 158 more words

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