Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Brother And Sister


"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.

"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.

"Sister, do not raise my wrath.
I'd make you into mutton broth
As easily as kill a moth"

The sister raised her beaming eye
And looked on him indignantly
And sternly answered, "Only try!"

Off to the cook he quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."

And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."

"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"

Moral: Never stew your sister.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
8 person liked.
2 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: sister, brother, running

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Brother And Sister by Lewis Carroll )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 4 comments »

New Poems

  1. A mourning heart, Didith Marcelo
  2. Golden Moments, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  3. Nothing to recover, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Peaceful drive, hasmukh amathalal
  5. With A Statue of Lord Buddha, Toured I F.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. Mountpleasant, Mark Heathcote
  7. Today's Poetry Full of Propaganda & Prom.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. They Say, Rachel Glassman
  9. Do Not Wait For The Morrow, Rachel Glassman
  10. Snapshot of a Mass Murderer, Paul Hartal

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

Black is the beauty of the brightest day,
The golden belle of heaven's eternal fire,
That danced with glory on the silver waves,
Now wants the fuel that inflamed his beams:
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. A Thanksgiving Wish To You My Love, Thad Wilk
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. TO DEATH, Robert Herrick

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]