10 Most Popular Poems by A. A. Milne

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  • If I Were King

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    I often wish I were a King,
    And then I could do anything.

    If only I were King of Spain,

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  • Puppy And I

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    I met a Man as I went walking:
    We got talking,
    Man and I.
    "Where are you going to, Man?" I said

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  • Teddy Bear

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    A bear, however hard he tries,
    Grows tubby without exercise.
    Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
    Which is not to be wondered at;

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    When I was 3 or 4, I recited this poem to the Bayridge Business and Professional Women's bridge club. My aunt and godmother, Margaret Desmond, was hosting them at my grandparents' house in...

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  • Halfway Down

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    Halfway down the stairs
    Is a stair
    Where I sit.
    There isn't any

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    My mother loved this poem and often used to recite it, right up until just before she died at age 94. So it is special to me, as well.

  • Sneezles

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    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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    I wake up this morning, my 90-year-old body feeling well as it casually recites the Sneezles poem in the back of my mind. I have done so many other times! My four grown children are now...

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  • Waiting At The Window

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    These are my two drops of rain
    Waiting on the window-pane.

    I am waiting here to see

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    I like watching raindrops going down the windows on a rainy day. It's a good way to pass the time.

  • Wind On The Hill

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    No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.

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    Yes, I absolutely love this poem. It just reads so beautifully and really grabs you as soon as you begin to read it. I just love anything that describes nature and weather and makes a person...

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  • Now We Are Six

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    When I was One,
    I had just begun.
    When I was Two,
    I was nearly new.

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    I recited this to my granddaughter on her 6th birthday, and she beamed from ear to ear. Very sweet moment.

  • Vespers

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    Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
    Droops on the little hands little gold head.
    Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
    Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

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    When I was a very little boy, I used to stay round my Nana's house fairly regularly. Every time I did, she would tuck me up in bed and sing this poem to me in her beautiful, soothing voice....

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  • Us Two

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    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:

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