Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

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A Game of Fives


Five little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two, One:
Rolling on the hearthrug, full of tricks and fun.

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  • Rookie - 393 Points Michelle Claus (9/16/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    Perfect! This poem must have been as fun to compose as it is to read. I enjoy the various ways in which Carroll describes the five girls' ages at the start of each stanza. I've been thinking a lot about the stages of life that a female passes through, because now I'm entering Passe. Time to step aside and make room for the new generation of dashing, showy, and dressy ladies. Such is the rhythm of Life. Bittersweet, indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,790 Points * Sunprincess * (4/1/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    .....one of my favourite poets...love the alice in wonderland story....and enjoyed this lovely piece... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 113 Points Karen Sinclair (9/16/2013 3:45:00 AM)

    One of my favourite writers. This has humour and encourages a moment of pity in the middle A fun clever piece although I must say not one of my favourites of his. Yet as ever such a comfortable flow. Tyvm Karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 113 Points Karen Sinclair (9/16/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    One of my favourite writers. This has humour and encourages a moment of pity in the middle A fun clever piece although I must say not one of my favourites of his. Yet as ever such a comfortable flow. Tyvm Karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 293 Points Philo Yan (9/16/2012 11:49:00 PM)

    Some families of women of that era equate husband material based on how wealthy the man or his family was. With such standards, the young women may find it hard to marry if they want t to marry for love and not for money. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - -1 Points Kevin Straw (9/16/2012 10:50:00 AM)

    These are five girls who will never have sex; usual in those days in middle class houses. Women were marriage fodder or on the shelf all their lives. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Ramesh T A (9/16/2011 2:54:00 PM)

    Many roles for the female to play in life! Their part of play is well depicted by the critical observation of Lewis Carroll! Is it fair to confine life of man and woman with money at the end! (Report) Reply

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