Just wanted to post this tiny
excerpt because it's one of the few things I've ever been able to commit to memory and I was just reciting it to the Lucy Factor and thinking how absolutely wonderful language is, whether it makes 'sense' or not. Just the sounds of the letters together and the words- oh how they sing! We studied the poem in tenth grade english thanks to my energetic and enthusiastic think-outside-the-box teacher, Mr. Kerslake.
(This is from ‘The Jabberwocky’ in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll of course.)
Twas brillig and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogoves
And the momraths outgrabe.