Here’s a good reason to buy the Gloucester Daily Times today
September 6, 2012
From the Gloucester Daily Times
Gail McCarthy Staff Writer
The 1871 nonsense poem “The Owl and The Pussycat” blossomed into another creation in the mind of a local writer and artist who has now written a book about the later generations of this interspecies couple, delivering with it a humorous and colorful message on tolerance.
In the poem by England’s Edward Lear (1812-1888), one line states that the owl and the pussycat “sailed away, for a year and a day, to the land where the Bong-tree grows.”