Written for: Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 15
Take the phrase “stranger (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase,
Make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem.
The owl and the pussycat, a strange duet,
to all their friends who said it would never last.
The owl preferred living in a tree which upset
the pussycat who preferred firm ground to grasp.
Wherever could they call home and neither fret?
They soon procured a pea green boat and did cast
their fate to life at sea–owl played his guitar,
and sang to pussycat, gazing at the stars.
The owl and the pussycat sailed ’round the world
until they reached a perfect south sea pink beach
on which they could marry, Pussycat in pearls.
Together they dined and danced, happy with each
other. Mince and quince a’plenty, and peach swirl.
The owl and pussycat never needed speech.
And so their love grows, it is said near and far,
for the owl and the pussycat know who they are.
(My humble apologies to Edward Lear)