Saturday, February 28, 2009

From the land where the Bong-tree grows

Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages, please turn your attention to the center ring, where, direct from the land where the Bong-tree grows, the lilting voice of none other than Donovan, who spent a great deal of time there, will soon be heard performing a musical rendition of the poem “The Owl and the Pussycat” by nineteenth-century poet Edward Lear. Donovan’s performance will be enhanced by what is undoubtedly the most unusual collection of ornithological and feline pulchritude ever assembled in one location, as upwards of thirty separate, distinct owls and thirty individual, unique pussycats have all gathered especially for this auspicious occasion. The performance will begin and end with a special “In Memoriam” tribute to someone who apparently loved owls or pussycats or Edward Lear very much. Do not let this detract from your enjoyment of Donovan’s performance.

Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, here, brought to you at great expense from the land where the Bong-tree grows, for your looking and listening pleasure, here is a treat for the eyes and ears, a veritable extravaganza of audial and visual delight -- ruffles and flourishes from the orchestra, please -- here is:

Donovan singing “The Owl and the Pussycat”!!!


  1. we[YOU AND ME] are definanely not in the same family as[ YOU AND rossella, or pat, aare in your ssme family ]and why is that/?????because i don't haacve any interest in owls

  2. Cool illustrations with the well-sung song by Donovan. I see it was posted in memory of someone who liked that poem.

    Word verification: emerts

    There's an Emert's Park in a town near here.

  3. That was a very sweet song! Thank you!

  4. I'm looking for "If Anyone Cares". Its on my thumbnail list. Is that The Alamo? Did you hit the wrong button? I've done that many times.

  5. Thanks for the kind comments from Reamus, Jeannelle, and Carolina...and also for the comment from Putz the Owl-free.

    Note to Jeannelle - It will be along on Tuesday. The only way I know how to check if everything is going to look all right on a post is to publish it briefly (with an earlier date), make any changes, return it to draft status, and schedule it for a future publication date. Please tell me a better way, if you know of one, to do such "galley proof"-type editing that won't alert my vast reading audience that something's afoot!

  6. Have you ever clicked that "preview" button in the right upper corner of box where you create the post. That shows you pretty much how it will look when published.

    It took me quite awhile to discover it was there.

  7. Jeannelle - Well, now, I guess you know that the obvious answer to your question as to whether I have ever clicked that "preview" button in the upper right corner of the box where I create the post is "No" -- but I will do so from now on. Thanks for the heads up! (My head seems to have been somewhere else.)