Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Eclipses of Poets

“The eclipses of
poets are not foretold in the calendar”

–Marina Tsvetaeva

What Became the Bandersnatch?

“Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!

And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.”

—Lewis Carroll

By teas and seas and billowed charts
The beamish boy did sail about.
Exilerious did he lark
And wilder did he lout.

“Tis true, the ‘Wock, I did him slay!
His hide and hat I did procure
And Jubjub bird and Bandersnatch
Did also take the cure!”

A Bag of Words

“We tortured some folks”
–Barack Obama

Like flying birds
We snapped as twigs

Covering our own heads
With a bag of words

(A Bag of Words was first published by the New Verse News)