Alan Alexander Milne

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

Us Two


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.
"Yes, let's," said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few-
"Yes, those are dragons all right," said Pooh.
"As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That's what they are," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what they are," said Pooh.

"Let's frighten the dragons," I said to Pooh.
"That's right," said Pooh to Me.
"I'm not afraid," I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted "Shoo!
Silly old dragons!"- and off they flew.

"I wasn't afraid," said Pooh, said he,
"I'm never afraid with you."

So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said: "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he. "That's how it is," says Pooh.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Bronze Star - 2,467 Points Francis Lynch (2/19/2014 2:23:00 PM)

    If you like this one, read The Green Brier Fire. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Kagiso Mogale (2/19/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    I love it, there' are many interpretations to it. I was left asking myself, WHO IS POOH? .Why is he part of everything you do? Why does he give answers to all your questions? WHO IS POOH? (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 958 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (2/19/2015 2:13:00 AM)

    Pooh is perhaps the poet's pet or perhaps his shadow whose company he enjoys all the time.

    Freshman - 958 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (2/19/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    Pooh could be the poet's pet or it could be his shadow following him everywhere, doing the same things that he is doing, someone he is comfortable with, enjoying its company...

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gillian.E. Shaw (3/8/2005 9:12:00 AM)

    Adore this one! Love and warmth and an English childhood are revealed to me when I read these lines. I like questions asked in poetry: It shows an enchanting vulnerability and enquiring mind. This poem provides comfort. (Report) Reply

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