Do you have a favorite poem? What is it? 

511px-jabberwockyI’m having a hard time starting my answer to this one. Yes, there are a couple of obvious responses, which I’ll get to in a minute, but part of my issue is do I include song lyrics or not? I mean, sure, they qualify as poems, but do I count them amongst my favorites? Do they hold up when you remove them from their accompanying music (no semantic arguments about songs like “Tom’s Diner” because the music is inherent in the presentation)? Continue reading “Do you have a favorite poem? What is it? “

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings

alicedali1The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Alice. I have two different Alice themed tattoos and back in Vegas in storage there are three or so boxes full of different editions of the book along with various paraphernalia and collectibles so this article definitely strikes my fancy.

That said, while I agree these are some great illustrations, I think there are some classics being left out.

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