Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | November 26, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Brother and Sister

by Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898).

 

Brother and Sister

 

“SISTER, sister, go to bed!              

Go and rest your weary head.”

Thus the prudent brother said.

 

“Do you want a battered hide,

Or scratches to your face applied?”               5

Thus his sister calm replied.

 

“Sister, do not raise my wrath.

I’d make you into mutton broth

As easily as kill a moth”

 

The sister raised her beaming eye                10

And looked on him indignantly

And sternly answered, “Only try!”

 

Off to the cook he quickly ran.

“Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan

To me as quickly as you can.”                         15

 

And wherefore should I lend it you?”

“The reason, Cook, is plain to view.

I wish to make an Irish stew.”

 

“What meat is in that stew to go?”

“My sister’ll be the contents!”                       20

“Oh”

“You’ll lend the pan to me, Cook?”

“No!”

 

Moral: Never stew your sister. 

 

Notes:

http://www.lewiscarroll.org/carroll.html

http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/carroll/index.html


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