Thursday, 9 October 2008

In Honour of National Poetry Day



The Owl and The Pussy-Cat . by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat ,
They took some honey , and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note .
The Owl looked up to the stars above ,
And sang to a small guitar ,
"O lovely Pussy ! O Pussy , my love ,
What a beautiful Pussy you are ,
You are ,
You are !
What a beautiful Pussy you are !"


Pussy said to Owl , "You elegant fowl !
How charmingly sweet you sing !
O let us be married ! too long we have tarried
But what shall we do for a ring ? "
They sailed away , for a year and a day ,
To the land where the Bong-Tree grows ,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood ,
With a ring at the end of his nose
His nose ,

His nose !
With a ring at the end of his nose .


"Dear Pig , are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring ?" Said the Piggy , "I will ."
So they took it away , and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill .
They dined on mince , and slices of quince ,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon ;
And hand in hand , on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon ,
The moon ,
The moon ,
They danced by the light of the moon .


Have a wonderful , and poetic day everyone !

Ta Ta For Now ,
Ruth x

(All the owls photographed live at the Cambridge Raptor Foundation. )

2 comments:

All Bear said...

I love this one Ruth! Reminds me of my own childhood and also of my children's childhood! We used to recite it word for word ... it's lovely to read it again!

Ruth said...

These "nonsense" poems are just brilliant aren't they ? Far too good to forget !! :0)