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By Dr.Lucas (I mean Seuss)




An original work. :slight_smile:

Based on Greek epic poem, The IIiad

Most famous limerick ever.

Did you know Robert Frost was a white walker?

This is a play on the opening line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, and NOT a reference to Sting’s second solo album (which I listened to so much as a teen that it would literally destroy me to hear it again. Dream of the Blue Turtles would cause my head to explode).

Inspired by The Road Not Taken

I heard about this guy.

Haha! Very nicely done!

Inspired by Jabberwocky

Hee, I love the sumi-e kinda lines. Very appropriate. :^)

Wow! Instant classic!

Edward Lear, 1871

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
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By Edward Lear
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.

Yeah, he’s got a reputation.

Based on the poem by William Blake named “The Tyger”

I guess Kit-Kat is automatically substituted for one of the main words in this poem.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

An excerpt from The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll