Poems to share

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

I
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!’

II
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.

III
‘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.

Edward Lear

Edward Lear (1812 – 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, most famous for his 'nonsense' poetry.