Thursday, 7 March 2013

The Jubjub Bird

'The Jubjub bird', an illustration by JVL in Lewis Carroll's  The Hunting of the Snark
Artists' Choice Editions, 2006.

As to temper the Jubjub's a desperate bird,
Since it lives in perpetual passion:
Its taste in costume is entirely absurd -
It is ages ahead of the fashion.

But it knows any friend it has met once before:
It never will look at a bribe:
And in charity-meetings it stands at the door,
And collects - though it does not subscribe.

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