Alan Alexander Milne

(18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956 / Kilburn, London)

Forgiven


I found a little beetle; so that Beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day ...
And Nanny let my beetle out -
Yes, Nanny let my beetle out -
She went and let my beetle out -
And Beetle ran away.

She said she didn't mean it, and I never said she did,
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid,
She said that she was sorry, but it's difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle you've mistaken for a match.

She said that she was sorry, and I really mustn't mind,
As there's lots and lots of beetles which she's certain we could find,
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid -
And we'd get another match-box and write BEETLE on the lid.

We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
'A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!'

It was Alexander Beetle I'm as certain as can be,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it must be Me,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought he ought to say:
'I'm very very sorry that I tried to run away.'

And Nanny's very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did,
And she's writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid,
So Nan and Me are friends, because it's difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Forgiven by Alan Alexander Milne )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Storm, Md. Asadullah
  2. To Fall, Morgan Michaels
  3. Folks You Can't Forget, Donal Mahoney
  4. Sara, Birgitta Heikka
  5. ZZ Ebola Seen In Light Of The 1976 Swine.., Saiom Shriver
  6. As a salesman, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Eyes Lock, Saiom Shriver
  8. Gods Will Be Watching, Kaio Clark
  9. Midnight Conversation in a Bar, Donal Mahoney
  10. Even eagles commit suicide, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]