[A Sea Dirge] [Echoes] [The Voice of the Lobster]
— Three Titles of Lewis Carroll Poems
I hear the clacking of the trap
where tattered figures rot and
the dead who tell no tales,
yet murmur hints, drifts in the stream,
deep in the murky belly of the sea.
Yet her pipes do chastise me
in green weeds for her hair
her bloody gown washed clean
abandoned there, amongst coral
and cage, dropped with rocks.
When other drunks are snored abed,
me and me rum take skiff instead
out to where she rests with he,
the rake who loved her, my best
friend, together in cold embrace.
I raise the rum and drink a toast —
their promise honored, I boast —
to they who pledged til death do part;
yet years before she took my heart,
then gave it back – and chose my brother.
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Sanaa is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Sanaa says:
The idea here is to select three titles (from a list of Lewis Carroll’s poems) and to blend them together to form a subject for a new poem.
Note- You don’t have to include the title as part of your poem but please do mention it as an epigraph and give due credit.
Brother and Sister
The Walrus and the Carpenter
A Strange Wild Song
All in the Golden Afternoon
The Hunting of the Snark
A Game of Fives
A Sea Dirge
The Aged Aged Man
A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky
Rules and Regulations
The Three Voices
Epilogue to through the Looking Glass
The White Knight’s Song
The Voice of the Lobster
Size and Tears
Lays of Sorrows
Theme with Variations