A Poem for Tuesday

Toddler D and I have been reading Alice in Wonderland. We thought you might appreciate a little Lewis Carroll today. Carroll was huge in the linguistic circles in which I used to run ( I know, but I always tell you the truth and the truth is I used to hang out with geeks who like to talk about talking.) because even though Carroll sometimes made words up, you can tell what they must mean by their context. (No, really. We thought this was fascinating.) Anywho, we’ll avoid the whole made up word scene today and just focus on the obvious trouble of running into a crocodile.

THE CROCODILE
Lewis Carroll

HOW doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin!
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!

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One thought on “A Poem for Tuesday

  1. A mother once asked Albert Einstein how to raise a child to become a genius. Einstein advised her to read fairy tales to the child. “And after that?” the mother asked.“Read the child more fairy tales,” Einstein replied, adding that what a scientist needs most is a curious imagination.Imagination is important not only for scientists, but also for anyone looking for new and better ways to do what they already are doing. And who isn’t in favor of that?What a great mom you are!

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