Isn't it interesting how poems stay with you years after you first hear them?
The Owl and the Pussycat conjures up a fantastical world where animals speak and take on human qualities.
Their possessions fill me with an envy arguably the colour of the 'beautiful pea green boat'. Oh, to have a small guitar, not to mention a five pound note and that runcible spoon!
Read your children poetry - or better still, write some for them.