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The Owl and the Pussycat voted most popular childhood poem

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As National Poetry Day encourages Britain to embrace verse in everyday life, its favourite lines are revealed to be handed down through generations

A poll of the nations most beloved childrens poems reveals that the three most popular verses are each over 100 years old. The Owl and the Pussycat was voted number one, with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star coming second and Humpty Dumpty third.

Edward Lears poem narrating the love story of The Owl and the Pussycat was written in 1871 and is held to be the most popular by both the youngest and oldest age categories in the poll, highlighting how classic British poems continue to be passed down and cherished among successive generations.

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