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Monday, April 18, 2011

Take a word.... travel


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 moon 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!
Oh, 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 upon 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.

By By Edward Lear (1812-88).
(Lear throughout his life had a passion, as an artist, for painting.
He is best remembered, however, for his Book of Nonsense, 1846,
written for the Earl of Derby's grandchildren.)

10 comments:

"MOI" Freubel said...

Thanks for the smile Wendy !! This is such a adorable and charming piece and poem !! I realy love this !!

Folk Heart said...

I've been on that very boat many times in my life! My parents both would recited that to my sister and I, and what images that would conjure up. I also thought it was hysterical when I was allowed to say "pea green boat" and laugh myself silly. Thanks for such great memories for this old gal!

Christine said...

Best of childhood is where our imagination can lead us with a little help of writers and grandmas... Lovely!

whymsicalmusings said...

THis is simply one of my favotite poems! I recited it to my children when they were small and now to my grandchildren:)

And the artwork is just stunning!

I love the header on your blog YOU SIMPLY ROCK in my world!
XXXXOOOO

Asas à imaginação said...

Wendy, eu adoro suas criações, você é criativa e seus trabalhos são incríveis!
Obrigada pela fábula tão boa de ler!
Abraço
Marlei
do Brasil

eclectic archivist said...

Love your owl and the pussy cat!

indybev said...

What a delightfully whinsical interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for the smile and the memories!

artistamyjo said...

Love the Owl and the pussy cat, brings back so many good memories.
Hugs, Amy

Mina said...

Oh Wendy, you always put a smile on my face at the end of a stressful workday. This image is enchanting and it has been years since I read the Owl and the pussy cat. You are a delight!

Electra said...

This is wonderful Wendy, it makes my heart sing!

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