Alan Alexander Milne

Us Two – Alan Alexander Milne

Us Two – Alan Alexander Milne

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, “Where are you going today?” says Pooh: “Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too. Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he. “Let’s go together,&... »

Twinkletoes – Alan Alexander Milne

Twinkletoes – Alan Alexander Milne

When the sun Shines through the leaves of the apple-tree, When the sun Makes shadows of the leaves of the apple-tree, Then I pass On the grass From one leaf to another, From one leaf to its brother, Tip-toe, tip-toe! Here I go! ~ Twinkletoes – Alan Alexander Milne »

The Morning Walk – Alan Alexander Milne

The Morning Walk – Alan Alexander Milne

When Anne and I go out a walk, We hold each other’s hand and talk Of all the things we mean to do When Anne and I are forty-two. And when we’ve thought about a thing, Like bowling hoops or bicycling, Or falling down on Anne’s balloon, We do it in the afternoon. ~ The Morning Walk &... »

The King’s Breakfast – Alan Alexander Milne

The King’s Breakfast – Alan Alexander Milne

The King’s Breakfast The King asked The Queen, and The Queen asked The Dairymaid: “Could we have some butter for The Royal slice of bread?” The Queen asked the Dairymaid, The Dairymaid Said, “Certainly, I’ll go and tell the cow Now Before she goes to bed.” The Dai... »

The Dormouse and the Doctor – Alan Alexander Milne

The Dormouse and the Doctor – Alan Alexander Milne

There once was a Dormouse who lived in a bed Of delphiniums (blue) and geraniums (red), And all the day long he’d a wonderful view Of geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue). A Doctor came hurrying round, and he said: “Tut-tut, I am sorry to find you in bed. Just say ‘Ninety-nine... »

Wind on the Hill – Alan Alexander Milne

Wind on the Hill – Alan Alexander Milne

No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. It’s flying from somewhere As fast as it can, I couldn’t keep up with it, Not if I ran. But if I stopped holding The string of my kite, It would blow with the wind For a day and a night. And then when I fou... »

The Christening – Alan Alexander Milne

The Christening – Alan Alexander Milne

What shall I call My dear little dormouse? His eyes are small, But his tail is e-nor-mouse. I sometimes call him Terrible John, ‘Cos his tail goes on – And on – And on. And I sometimes call him Terrible Jack, ‘Cos his tail goes on to the end of his back. And I sometimes call ... »

Teddy Bear – Alan Alexander Milne

Teddy Bear – Alan Alexander Milne

A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise. Our Teddy Bear is short and fat, Which is not to be wondered at; He gets what exercise he can By falling off the ottoman, But generally seems to lack The energy to clamber back. Now tubbiness is just the thing Which gets a fellow wondering... »

Rice Pudding – Alan Alexander Milne

Rice Pudding – Alan Alexander Milne

What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s crying with all her might and main, And she won’t eat her dinner – rice pudding again – What is the matter with Mary Jane? What is the matter with Mary Jane? I’ve promised her dolls and a daisy-chain, And a book about animals ... »

Politeness – Alan Alexander Milne

Politeness – Alan Alexander Milne

If people ask me, I always tell them: “Quite well, thank you, I’m very glad to say.” If people ask me, I always answer, “Quite well, thank you, how are you to-day?” I always answer, I always tell them, If they ask me Politely….. BUT SOMETIMES I wish That they woul... »

Missing – Alan Alexander Milne

Missing – Alan Alexander Milne

Has anybody seen my mouse? I opened his box for half a minute, Just to make sure he was really in it, And while I was looking, he jumped outside! I tried to catch him, I tried, I tried…. I think he’s somewhere about the house. Has anyone seen my mouse? Uncle John, have you seen my mouse?... »

Market Square – Alan Alexander Milne

Market Square – Alan Alexander Milne

I had a penny, A bright new penny, I took my penny To the market square. I wanted a rabbit, A little brown rabbit, And I looked for a rabbit ‘Most everywhere. For I went to the stall where they sold sweet lavender (“Only a penny for a bunch of lavender!”). “Have you got a rab... »

Lines and Squares – Alan Alexander Milne

Lines and Squares – Alan Alexander Milne

Whenever I walk in a London street, I’m ever so careful to watch my feet; And I keep in the squares, And the masses of bears, Who wait at the corners all ready to eat The sillies who tread on the lines of the street Go back to their lairs, And I say to them, “Bears, Just look how I’... »

Independence – Alan Alexander Milne

Independence – Alan Alexander Milne

I never did, I never did, I never did like “Now take care, dear!” I never did, I never did, I never did want “Hold-my-hand”; I never did, I never did, I never did think much of “Not up there, dear!” It’s no good saying it. They don’t understand. ~ Inde... »

If I Were King – Alan Alexander Milne

If I Were King – Alan Alexander Milne

I often wish I were a King, And then I could do anything. If only I were King of Spain, I’d take my hat off in the rain. If only I were King of France, I wouldn’t brush my hair for aunts. I think, if I were King of Greece, I’d push things off the mantelpiece. If I were King of Norr... »

Hoppity – Alan Alexander Milne

Hoppity – Alan Alexander Milne

Christopher Robin goes Hoppity, hoppity, Hoppity, hoppity, hop. Whenever I tell him Politely to stop it, he Says he can’t possibly stop. If he stopped hopping, He couldn’t go anywhere, Poor little Christopher Couldn’t go anywhere… That’s why he always goes Hoppity, hopp... »

Happiness – Alan Alexander Milne

Happiness – Alan Alexander Milne

John had Great Big Waterproof Boots on; John had a Great Big Waterproof Hat; John had a Great Big Waterproof Mackintosh — And that (Said John) Is That. ~ Happiness – Alan Alexander Milne »

Disobedience – Alan Alexander Milne

Disobedience – Alan Alexander Milne

James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree Took great Care of his Mother, Though he was only three. James James Said to his Mother, “Mother,” he said, said he; “You must never go down to the end of the town, if you don’t go down with me.” James James Morrison... »

Come Out with Me – Alan Alexander Milne

Come Out with Me – Alan Alexander Milne

There’s sun on the river and sun on the hill . . . You can hear the sea if you stand quite still! There’s eight new puppies at Roundabout Farm- And I saw an old sailor with only one arm! But everyone says, “Run along!” (Run along, run along!) All of them say, “Run along... »

Buckingham Palace – Alan Alexander Milne

Buckingham Palace – Alan Alexander Milne

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace – Christopher Robin went down with Alice. Alice is marrying one of the guard. “A soldier’s life is terrible hard,” Says Alice. They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace – Christopher Robin went down with Alice. W... »

Brownie – Alan Alexander Milne

Brownie – Alan Alexander Milne

In a corner of the bedroom is a great big curtain, Someone lives behind it, but I don’t know who; I think it is a Brownie, but I’m not quite certain. (Nanny isn’t certain, too.) I looked behind the curtain, but he went so quickly – Brownies never wait to say, “How do yo... »

At the Zoo – Alan Alexander Milne

At the Zoo – Alan Alexander Milne

There are lions and roaring tigers, and enormous camels and things, There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons, and a great big bear with wings. There’s a sort of a tiny potamus, and a tiny nosserus too – But I gave buns to the elephant when I went down to the Zoo! There are badgers and bidgers an... »

At the Zoo

At the Zoo

There are lions and roaring tigers, and enormous camels and things, There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons, and a great big bear with wings. There’s a sort of a tiny potamus, and a tiny nosserus too – But I gave buns to the elephant when I went down to the Zoo! There are badgers and bidgers an... »