Sunday, July 8, 2012

Planet cat

When my mother comes to visit she always brings me things. I never know what I'm getting but it's usually something interesting. This visit she gave me a book called Planet Cat, a cat-alog.


Bosco is a fan.

There are some pretty fun illustrations and I found a poem from my childhood.


The Owl and the Pussy-Cat - Edward Lear

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.

2 comments:

  1. That poem is charming and beautiful. But I think that thanks to the...destruction? of the word "pussy" it probably isn't known by too many children today, which is a shame. I'm now wondering just what a cat-along is too, but the book sounds quite fun really.

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  2. "The destruction of the word "pussy" - ha ha so true.

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