Thursday, October 04, 2001
'Owl and the Pussy-Cat' voted favourite children's poem
Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" has been voted Britain's favourite children's poem in the first public poll of its kind, carried out by the BBC.
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:55 PM
Top poetry is complete nonsense
In a 1998 poll The Owl and the Pussy-cat ranked only 8th, but this was for "comic poems".
BBC News | Entertainment (October 10, 1998)
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:45 PM
What's your favourite children's poem?
Here you can read most of the top ten poems.
BBC - Arts - Poetry
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:39 PM
Poet extols verse's 'healing' quality
Some 1,000 balloons bearing the words of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat - voted the country's best-loved children's poem - were released into the London skies.
BBC News | ARTS
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:36 PM
The top ten votes
1 The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Edward Lear
2 Matilda Hilaire Belloc
3 Donít Michael Rosen
4 Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:28 PM
Owl and the Pussy-Cat sail to the top
POETRY lovers, young and old, have voted Edward Learís The Owl and the Pussy-Cat their favourite childrenís poem in a nationwide poll.
The BBC poll, which was launched to celebrate National Poetry Day today, invited poetry lovers to vote for their favourite childrenís verse.
posted by Marco Graziosi 3:22 PM