The walrus did beseech

I found this illustration at the our local car boot sale, it fascinated me, so beautifully drawn and so bonkers.

M knew straight away where it came from as he has read and been read loads of books. Apparently this is 'the walrus and the carpenter' by Lewis Carroll, I sought it out and was further amazed by the tale, it's wondrouous.

Whilst reading it, I couldn't help but wish to hear Mr Nick Cave put it to music....

I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.