Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Former Archbishops of Canterbury Give Insight into Nonsense Poetry (I)

The Owl and the Pussycat 

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.

George Carey warned us this kind of thing would happen.


  1. And of course, George Carey would know, would know.
    Pity he can't sail away in a beautiful pea green boat :(

  2. Thanks, Charlii. I now know who George Carey reminds me of - the Dong with the luminous nose.


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