Alan Alexander Milne

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

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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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  • 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

  • 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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