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Childrens story of yore, and some thrillin' legos. [Aug. 22nd, 2007|06:23 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Little Miss Sunshine.]

Found in one of my kids books. ;)

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Douglas Cameron.. not that I have a scanner, so you can't see the illustrations... but oh well. ;)

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 aove,
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,
Witha 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 loves 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.


Thriller.. with legos. Cause legos are funny. :)

[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-08-22 11:26 pm (UTC)
I've loved this story ever since I was two.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-22 11:55 pm (UTC)
:) Glad I could help you reminisce a bit.
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[User Picture]From: dolphin_on_rye
2007-08-24 04:44 pm (UTC)
me too!
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2007-08-23 01:40 am (UTC)
I love that poem! It reminds me of the walrus and the carpenter, but y'know less sinister in the end. It's fun to see Bong-tree and wonder if that's drug related or simply onomatopoeia.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-23 08:40 pm (UTC)
I know! lol! I don't know. I wish I did, because that's sooo interesting.
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From: rosegold_ruby
2007-08-23 05:31 am (UTC)
that's one of my most favourite poems ^_^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-08-23 08:08 am (UTC)
I absolutely adore Edward Lear! I also love
"The Pobble Who Had No Toes."

The Pobble who has no toes
Had once as many as we;
When they said "Some day you may lose them all;"
He replied "Fish, fiddle-de-dee!"
And his Aunt Jobiska made him drink
Lavender water tinged with pink,
For she said "The World in general knows
There's nothing so good for a Pobble's toes!"

The Pobble who has no toes
Swam across the Bristol Channel;
But before he set out he wrapped his nose
In a piece of scarlet flannel.
For his Aunt Jobiska said "No harm
Can come to his toes if his nose is warm;
And it's perfectly known that a Pobble's toes
Are safe, -- provided he minds his nose!"

The Pobble swam fast and well,
And when boats or ships came near him,
He tinkledy-blinkledy-winkled a bell,
So that all the world could hear him.
And all the Sailors and Admirals cried,
When they saw him nearing the further side -
"He has gone to fish for his Aunt Jobiska's
Runcible Cat with crimson whiskers!"

But before he touched the shore,
The shore of the Bristol Channel,
A sea-green porpoise carried away
His wrapper of scarlet flannel.
And when he came to observe his feet,
Formerly garnished with toes so neat,
His face at once became forlorn,
On perceiving that all his toes were gone!

And nobody ever knew,
From that dark day to the present,
Whoso had taken the Pobble's toes,
In a manner so far from pleasant.
Whether the shrimps, or crawfish grey,
Or crafty Mermaids stole them away -
Nobody knew: and nobody knows
How the Pobble was robbed of his twice five toes!

The Pobble who has no toes
Was placed in a friendly Bark,
And they rowed him back, and carried him up
To his Aunt Jobiska's Park.
And she made him a feast at his earnest wish
Of eggs and buttercups fried with fish, -
And she said "It's a fact the whole world knows,
That Pobbles are happier without their toes!"

-- Edward Lear
For that matter, I looked for the old man and the beard, too... and found some here. http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/index_poet_L.html#Lear
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-23 08:46 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thank you for the link! I honestly just read the one you posted to my son before he took his nap today. How cool! :)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-08-24 02:07 am (UTC)
Didn't he write Animal Fair, too? Everything online says "anon" but I remember seeing his name on it when I was a kid - which means it's been around a very long time!
Project Gutenburg has a collection of his works free.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-24 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Awesome babe, thank you. Favorite placing for future use. We're watching Sorcerer's Stone right now. *laughs* He doesn't want me to interrupt his wizard time.
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2007-08-23 12:03 pm (UTC)
cool video. piy they couldnt make it sharp as well...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-23 08:46 pm (UTC)
Agreed. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2007-08-23 02:56 pm (UTC)
my dad used to read that story to me often. but i swear, he would leave the whole "pussy" part out. haha! i always knew too. i started to read at a young age.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-23 08:50 pm (UTC)
lol! That's adorable.
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