The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

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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 the 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.

A poem by Edward Lear.

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17 Responses to The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

  1. Kev says:

    One of my favs! Honestly! 😀

  2. Kev says:

    Reblogged this on Kev's Blog and commented:
    I’ve reblogged this because (and I say this in all seriousness) It is one of my most favouritest poems, ever! 😀

  3. Bonnie says:

    Thank you Kev. =^..^= 🙂

  4. Kev says:

    lmao! My pleasure. =^..^= (hey I did it!) 😀

  5. daphnepurpus says:

    I love Edward Lear and this is one of my all time favorites! Very nice!

  6. daphnepurpus says:

    Reblogged this on Daphne's Haiku and Other Short Poems and commented:
    One of my favorites from a friend’s blog!

  7. Bonnie says:

    Daphne, I do too! It’s adorable. =^..^= Thx again. 🙂

  8. Kathy Waller says:

    One of my favorites. I learned it when I was two, according to my mother, who read it to me over and over, and I can still recite it. Have you seen Jan Brett’s picture book? Wonderful illustrations.

  9. annesquared says:

    A favorite from childhood. Jan Brett illustrated the poem/story – illustrations are exquisite, several subplots within the illustrations. I have an autographed copy from 1993.

  10. Bonnie says:

    Kathy, Looked her up and saw illustrations. Wonderful! Thanks. Learned something new today. 🙂

  11. Marc-André says:

    Awwww thanks for sharing !

  12. jaekilhoffer says:

    love this poem! : – )
    i’M FOLLOWING YOU!

  13. Bonnie says:

    Thank you. 🙂

  14. That Mr Lear is one crazy guy! Thanks for sharing this one!

  15. Bonnie says:

    You are welcome. 🙂

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