Alan Alexander Milne
A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, England to parents John Vine Milne and Sarah Maria (née Heginbotham) and grew up at Henley House School, 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Crescent), Kilburn, London, a small independent school run by his father. One of his teachers was H. G. Wells who taught there in 1889–90. Milne attended Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied on a mathematics scholarship. While there, he edited and wrote for Granta, a student magazine. He collaborated with his brother Kenneth and their articles appeared over the initials AKM. Milne's work came to the attention of the leading British humour magazine Punch, where Milne was to become a contributor ... more »
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Alan Alexander Milne 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:
Wind on the Hill
No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes.
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.
A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise. Our Teddy Bear is short and fat, Which is not to be wondered at;
When I was One, I had just begun.
John had Great Big Waterproof Boots on;
James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree Took great
The King's Breakfast
The King's Breakfast The King asked The Queen, and The Queen asked
Has anybody seen my mouse? I opened his box for half a minute, Just to make sure he was really in it,
The Dormouse and the Doctor
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).
If people ask me, I always tell them: "Quite well, thank you, I'm very glad to say." If people ask me,
If I Were King
I often wish I were a King, And then I could do anything. If only I were King of Spain,
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,"
Lines and Squares
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,
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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," says Pooh.
"What's twice eleven?" I said to Pooh.
("Twice what?" said Pooh to Me.)
"I think it ought to be twenty-two."
"Just what I think myself," said Pooh.
"It wasn't an easy sum to do,
But that's what it is," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what it is," said Pooh.
"Let's look for dragons," I said to Pooh.