The Owl And The Pussycat, Edward Lear

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*** No analysis of this one. I’ve left it sat on draft here for days and have decided I want to keep it as an untouched childhood memory rather than let it become an adult tainted one… And I know I would just dissolve into a fit of adolescent giggles attempting an analysis so…no. Not today 🙂 ***

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!”
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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.

The Owl And The Pussycat

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