“COVID-19” with apologies to “Jabberwocky” and Lewis Carroll (and Alice!)
“Beware the COVID-19!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The COVID-19, with corona of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.”
“Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, from “Through the Looking-Glass, and
What Alice Found There” (1871).
In the public domain.