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The Owl and the Pussycat

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In 1871 Edward Lear published his poem The Owl and the Pussycat. Over the years he would create marvellous “Nonsense Poems” that would enchant children and adults the world over. He had an unusual upbringing and his health was always a problem to him. There are some who believe that as a result of this his work had hidden meanings. Here then is a journey for you to take down whatever road you wish to allow yourself to be taken.

The Owl and the Pussycat 
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.

"The Owl and the Pussycat"
by Radioontheshelf

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