Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl And the Pussy Cat

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!
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 the wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell one shilling
Your ring?" Said 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,
They danced by the light of the moon.

I found this lovely book which was falling apart in a favorite little shop of mine while browsing with my mom. I immediately fell in love with the sweet images and story! I love how much expression is in the owl's face, and the look on the moon in the last page. Apparently after some research it was written by Edward Lear. Enjoy!


jessicaleighlalou said...

Hehe this is so cute! I love how colorful each character is. And the poem that goes along with it-precious! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the illustrations. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Yours is lovely, too!

little t jane said...

oh what a sweet, bright little moon face, too! thanks for sharing :D


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