23 Sep 2010

Poetry Bus For September 27th

Thanks to A A Milne

I'm a fan of Piglet, and naturally, of Pooh;
I grew up reading stories of Tigger, Kanga, Roo,
of Rabbit's odd relations in Hundred Acre Wood,
and I would go to join them, if I could...if I could.

With Christopher Robin I'd wander along,
in matching boots and braces,
together we'd sing a wandering song
as we visited faraway places...

We'd go to visit Eyore, in his shelter made of sticks,
then check to see if Tigger was up to his old tricks,
a-bouncing and a-bounding like an India rubber ball,
or climbing up a pine tree, and trying not to fall.

With Christopher Robin I'd wander along,
in matching boots and braces,
together we'd sing a wandering song
as we visited faraway places...

For more childhood favouites, see other passengers on Rachel's bus this week, and read all about how the Bus got its time table HERE , thanks to TFE.

22 comments:

  1. Lots of fun! reread old friends-
    and remind us to keep our child like qualities.

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  2. Winnie the Pooh, that loveable bear,
    Is one that I have gladly shared
    With children of mine and others too -
    I'm awfully glad for Winnie the Pooh!

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  3. jabblog-

    Well, what do you know?
    we're a crowd of two!

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  4. Or...

    Can I come too?
    For I love Pooh,
    and Piglet and Tigger and Rabbit and Roo,
    even the heffalump. I love the whole 'zoo'.

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  5. Wear boots and braces, Carolina m'dear,
    and you can join in, never you fear!

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  6. Love, love, love this!!! Wish I could go back to the Hundred Acre Wood now...Sigh...~Janine XOXO

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  7. What fun. Would that I could wander with Christopher Robin too.

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  8. I have many precious memories of reading Pooh to my grandchildren. My own children were more 'The Cat in the Hat' types and me .. romantic stuff like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. I loved your poem ....

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  9. The thing that works about your tribute is that it is written in the exact AA Milne style and would not be out of place in one of his books.

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  10. The wonderful thing about Jinksy,
    is Jinksy's a wonderful thing,
    her poems rhyme and keep good time
    and make the reader sing

    Oh the wonderful thing about Jinksy....

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  11. But the wonderful thing about Tiggers,
    and people like you TFE, is...
    they manage to make Jinksy giggle,
    and for that, I thank you, you see?

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  12. Oh Jinksy, that's lovely. You've got the tone exactly right. And fascinating to see people's choices.

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  13. Gentle poem about a gentle land. Well done!

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  14. this really made me smile...love it!

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  15. I wish I'd written this one, Jinksy! Great fun and a good trip back to the Hundred Acre Wood.

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  16. I love pooh and piglet too.
    you remind me of fun times....

    pleasant piece.

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  17. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/awards-from-the-blogging-universe/sweet-princess-award-4-female-community-members/

    award for you.
    I valued your participation in our poetry potluck,
    12 hours to go...
    thanks for the support.

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  18. I loved to read about Tigger,
    And Piglet, sad Eyore and Roo.
    I'm thinking it could have been bigger.
    But, oh, who am I to Pooh-pooh?

    Loved it!. suc lightness and FUN.

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  19. Wonderful! You caught the same bouncy tigger-energy in your poem as in Milne's work. I love it! I met Christopher Robin (Yes, the real christopher robin) seated in his bookstore in Dartmoor, Devon, England. This was about 1976, so he was in his 50's or 60's maybe? Typical of many small second-hand bookshop proprietors, he was quiet, reserved and polite. I purchased a book he wrote about his childhood and his father called, The Enchanted Places, by of course, Christopher Milne. It was fascinating reading, yet sad to think that CR didn't remain, like Peter Pan, a boy with a few small, funny friends.

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