I recieved a request from a friend to create something to do with the Edward Lear poem “The Owl and the Pussycat”. A great nonsensical poem which is right up my alley. Weird is wonderful in my opinion.
I went for something slightly modern, with Mr Owl shreading away on something that looks like a Gibson Flying V guitar, and a pretty grey and white cat wearing a very rock’n’roll studded collar. This cat is actually the cartoon version of the lump of fur we have here at home, who goes by the name of Kalimah.
And of course what “Owl and the Pussycat” tribute would be complete without the pea-green boat, pot of honey, bag of money and wonderful starry sky?
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,
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,
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,
They danced by the light of the moon.