Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Ode to Edward Lear - Which explains why I selected this Template !

Edward Lear Home Page
The Owl and the


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!'


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.


'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.


Anand said...

Quite neat. Although Im not over the beautiful piece the Owl sang. Especially the line.."What a beautiful pussy u r"...u r, u r. How much he must hv loved the pussy...don't u think??

Vee said...

Oh, U r my lovely Pussy, a lovely Pussy-Cat and I am your Owl, a lovely Owl. Let's get married. We have waited long.. :)

Haha, remember whom we chose for the Turkey and the Pig??? :):)

couchpapaya said...

sigh. men!

nice template avdi .... i have the owl and the pussycat set to a tune in my memory, not sure where i picked it from :D

avdi said...

Oh Andy - no xrated comments please. they are so passe.

Vee - oh man ! bilqul bhool gayi - was one of these Alok? Our engagement has gone on too long yaar !

CP - My mum used to recite this poem by heart.. which made me learn it too.

Smita said...


So sweet!!!!


Please say yes to Vee!!!!


Vee said...

See, my enemy Smita is also vouching for me.. unless she means harms to u too...:)

avdi said...

Smita bhool gayi kya? I have already said yes to Vee. He should change his status to Committed and stop chasing femasles HAHAHAHAHAHA

avdi said...

Waise Vee.. who was the turkey and pig?

Anand said...

Oh..I hardly had anything starting with 'x' in my mind when I commented. Sighh...
Men r so misunderstood.

The owl is innocent when HE sings it..I'm being called fOWL when I merely mention it??

Honestly though, I had liked the piece.

avdi said...

haha.. elegant fowl.. Andy.. henceforth I shalt call you this !

Smita said...

Arrey Yes koye hue to ages ho chuke hain....age bhi badho...

And Vee oye high hopes u have...I am supporting u because I feel shayad aise sudhar jaao :D

avdi said...

I know, Vee is so lazy, aur me bhi bhool gayi :(

Anand said...

If that's how I'll be remembered in one part of the world..I accept.

Fowl it long as u don't fget the 'F' part.. Hee..

avdi said...

I shall call you Sir Fowl for your ready wit

Vee said...

Oh Yes, Alok was Turkey.. and Paulsb was pig I guess and if not lets make him pig.. :) or may be the owner himself (of MS) would be ready to take the role of Pig

see what a jodi.. one lazy and other one forgets..

avdi said...

Faisal can be the pig. He 'sold' you the ring right !

Anand said...

Sir Fowl....... HAha

U break me up...and my pieces rush back to join in. Im so undeserving of this.

HER fowl wud hv made way more sense though. hyuk hyuk.

Ashwin Baindur said...

The Owl and the Pussycat immediately brings other nonsense lyrics to mind. In my case - its Lewis Carroll in 'Through the Looking Glass'.

I passed the garden and marked with one eye
How the Owl and the Panther were
sharing a Pie
The panther took pie crust, gravy and meat
While the owl had the dish as part of his treat
After the meal
The owl as a boon
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon...

avdi said...


How delightful. My mother used to love nonsensical poems and often quoted them to us.

I remember :
The time has come, the walrus said,
to talk of many things.
Of ships and sails and sealing wax,
and cabbages and kings.
Whether the sea is boiling hot,
and whether the pigs have wings.

Somehow you NEVER forget these ones !

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