12/17/09

tweedledum and tweedledee

i am the walrus
said lennon
i am a walrus too
said bono
i need to speak to the walrus
said the carpenter
then you speak to me
i am the only star here
the sun has scared the clouds
said ringo starr

the oil was as oily as it could be
the gunpowder was dry as dry can be
you could not see a cloud
they were standing in chernobyl
no birds were flying overhead
there was no bush to rest on

if five minister with five interpreters
speak about it for half a year
do you suppose asked semolina pilchard
that they could drink clear wine with aq kahn
i doubt it
and shed a drop of blood

oy africans come and walk with us
so said paul
a pleasant walk,a pleasant talk
along the briny pool
we can not do with more than five
to give a hand to each

the oldest african dint understand him
so never a word he said
but winked his eye
and shook his hand
meaning to say
he dint care

but four young elephants hurried up
all eager for the treat
their skins were brushed,their faces washed
their hats were big and clean
and this was odd, because, you know,
they hadn't any head

and the four elephants followed them
one had big ears
the other had big tusk
another had a big trunk
and the other had 13 wives

the walrus and the carpenter
talked for a hour or so,
and then they rested on a chair
conveniently rectilinear
and all the elephants stood
and waited in a row

the time has come, the walrus said
to talk of many things
of eggman and van and yellow mother custard
of crabalocker fishwife and pornographic priestess
and why the sea is boiling hot
and whether pigs wage war

but wait a bit,the elephants cried
before we have our chat
for some of us are out of depth
and we expect a house,on the rocks
no worry said the carpenter
they thanked him much for that

a loaf of bread the walrus said,
is what we chiefly need
pepper and oil besides
are very good indeed
now if you're ready,elephants
we can begin to feed and grow

but not on us the elephants cried
turning a little black and wet
after such promises,that would be
a dismal thing to do
the might are always fine, said the walrus
can you ever protect maitri?

it was so kind of you to come
and you are very small
the carpenter said nothing but
pour us another glass
i wish you were not quite so dumb
i've had to ask you twice

it seems a shame,the walrus said,
to play them such a trick,
after we've brought them out so far
and made them rot so quick
the carpenter said nothing but
the ice is just too thick

i weep for you,the walrus said
i deeply sympathize
with sobs and tears he sorted out
those of the largest size and depth
holding his laptop he showed him the wells
before his streaming eyes.

oi penguins,said the carpenter
you've had a pleasant meeting
so shall we all climb eiffel tower
but answer came there none
and this was scarcely odd, because
they'd invaded every one.

"we like the walrus best," said the watchmen, "because you see he was a little sorry for the poor elephants".
"He ate more than the carpenter, though" said Tweedledee. "You see he held his laptop in front, so that the carpenter couldn't count how many he had taken: contrariwise." .
"that was mean!" said the watchman indignantly. "then I like the carpenter best-if he didn't consume so much as the walrus".
"but he drank as much as he could get," said Tweedledum.This was a puzzler. After a pause,watchman began, "well! They were both very unpleasant characters".. and then watchmen were shot

free

ps-fuck climate changes.too much hoopla.and fuck copenhagen too.

10 comments:

Insignia said...

Liked this a lot.. And your new blog....hmmm...but why?

Shalini said...

look who's back!! :D
boy, this will take me three more reads to understand it fully! but well written...

soin said...

@insignia-got bored of blogging.so deleted that.now got bored.so back.too much dead wood in that blogs.so puthusu.free

@shalini-knowing lewis carroll's walrus and the carpenter poem, beatle's i am a walrus song will help.free

Vishnu said...

see.. am not the only one who didnt understand it fully..

Vishnu said...

n same title?? u could have changed that too..

soin said...

which title da? blog or poem?

Praseela Nair said...

Well written but the sad point is that I don't have enough IQ to understand fully..I go with Shalini and Vishnu..Requires more than 3 reads :P

soin said...

@praseela-if no one gets it its either modern art or badly written poetry.free

Sayujya said...

Knowing the poem and the song still makes it tough to comprehend. But WOW!! (Being big fans of both Caroll and the Beatles!) Amazing work of art!

soin said...

you telling that is really a honor...free