Sunday, 22 January 2012

the runcible spoon

the owl & the pussycat went to sea
   in a beautiful pea-green boat,
they took some honey, & plenty of money,
   wrapped up in a five pound note.
the owl looked up to the stars above,
   & sang to a small guitar,
'o lovely pussy! o pussy my love,
   wot a beautiful pussy U are, U are, U are,
wot a beautiful pussy U are'.
   pussy said to the owl ' U elegant fowl,
how charmingly sweet U sing.
   o let us get married, too long we have tarried;
but wot shall we do for a ring?'
   they sailed away, for a year & a day,
to the land where the bong-tree grows,
   & 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 U willing to sell for one shilling, your ring?'
   said the piggy, 'i will'
so they took it away , & were married next day
   by the turkey who lives on the hill.
they dined on mince, & slices of quince,
   which they ate with a runcible spoon.
they danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
   they danced by the light of the moon.

Edward Lear..

1 comment:

john said...

I like the pictures. It looks interesting here. I'll be back to have a another look soon.