'The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright—
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done—
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun!"

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying over head—
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it WOULD be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him.
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head—
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat—
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  • 36691_1324397875425_1395233452_30759005_5697013_n
    And his answer trickled through my head
    Like water through a sieve.
    Sep 03, 2010
  • S_s4
    Reminds me a lot of the Disney showing of Alice in Wonderland (yes I know this is the second recording I have saud this). I was just happy to see the lines that were featured in it.

    "With cabbages aaaaaaaaand kings. The End"-Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum's ending in the Disney's Alice in Wonderland
    Nov 06, 2011
  • My-pic
    I had already put this up back in February: http://hitrecord.org/records/44509
    Sep 24, 2010
    by ntheon
  • Img_2149
    This is one of my favorite poems, I love the stanza that starts of with "The time has come," the Walrus said,...
    Jul 25, 2010
  • 35279_412397264938_768384938_4558340_6167993_n
    wow, i truly love this.
    Aug 04, 2010
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