Monday, October 25, 2010

The Owl and The Pussycat

To continue with Edward Lear here's his wonderful (and absurd) poem "The Owl and The Pussycat".

The Owl and the Pussycat 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.

Loving as well the English biscuits packaging inspired by it! :D

Para continuar con Edward Lear aquí va su maravilloso (y absurdo) poema "El buho y la gatita". Me encanta también el packaging de galletas inglesas que está inspirado en este poema... ;)

Lo siento, no me he atrevido a traducirlo y no he encontrado ninguna traducción fiable online... Si alguien tiene localizada una versión hispanoparlante que me la diga y la añado ya mismo ;D

*Listening to Elisabeth Cotten.