Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pussy Willow

Branch with catkins in early springImage via Wikipedia"I have a little pussy,
Her coat is silver grey,
I found her in the meadow,
Not very far away,
My little silver pussy,
Will never be a cat,
'Cause she's a pussy-willow,
Now what do you think of that' - trad. rhyme.

Pussy willow fronds were often collected when families 'went a-palming' to collect plants suitable to stand in for palm fronds for Palm Sunday.
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  1. Lovely post, but I must confess that it set off a rare, epic blubfest. There are two things associated with my dad that are still guaranteed to rip my heart out and stomp all over it - the tune for Danny Boy, with or without lyrics, and this little rhyme. And you posted it during Father's Day week, no less!

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