The Riverbed Blog (testing)

A blog in search of a tagline

Jabberwiki

Posted by bobegilbert on April 29, 2011

For a spring Friday, we offer something a little different.  Our own Nik Rouda, Director of Solutions Marketing, was reading Alice in Wonderland to his daughters the other night, and the next morning, in his words, "this just came pouring out."  So we offer it without comment. 

Poetry is so rare in blogs these days.

JABBERWIKI
(adapted from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

`Twas latent, and the slithy tovesJabberwiki
Did gyre and gimble in the WAN:
All mimsy were the admingoves,  
And the network raths outgran.   

"Beware the Jabberwiki, my son!
The delays that bite, the waits that catch!
Beware the Webweb bird, and shun
The frumious Bandwidthsnatch!"

He took his Wiral Shark aloud:
Long time the manxome SLA he sought – 
So rested he by the Tumtum cloud,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stand,
The Jabberwiki, with eyes of blame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey WAN,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal Steelhead went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou sped the Jabberwiki?
Come to my arms, my VMish boy!
O fastest day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas latent, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the WAN;
All mimsy were the admingoves,
And the network raths outgran.

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