The Owl and the Pussycat poem in handwritten calligraphy

$236.17

Shipping to United States: $25.64

A favourite poem and a classic with universal appeal, The Owl and the Pussycat is a popular wedding reading as well as a wonderful gift for anyone who was ever a child... we all dreamed of sailing away in that beautiful pea-green boat at one time or another! Now you can own a handwritten original piece of calligraphy, illustrated in soft watercolours in the style of Edward Lear, as a reminder of the romance and adventure captured in the poem.

Beautifully written in a classic italicy calligraphy script, this poem will make a statement on display in any home. The lettering is a delight to read; the gilded initial letter in a hand painted scroll panel will catch the sunlight even when framed. (Gilding is in real 22 carat gold leaf.)

The finished piece is presented on A2 paper of archival quality. The finish is an antique white, heavy machine-made paper with a smooth surface. Calligraphy is written in Japanese Sumi ink which will not fade.

The price reflects the quality of this item, which has been entirely handwritten and illustrated by an experienced calligrapher and is not a printed copy. Your poem will be sent gift-wrapped and rolled, ready for you to frame. (Frame and mount not included.)

Ships worldwide from the UK.

Full wording:

The Owl and the Pussy-cat

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.

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