I’ve been in a Winnie-ther-Pooh phase for a while now, my friends and I stumbled across this and I just loved it, although Winnie is a bit scarier in Russian. Piglet and Eeyore are so adorable. I wanna learn Russian now…
So instead of finishing On The Road, which I haven’t finished reading - or even read for that matter - in months (and I really want to finish - but I’ll have to start again), I’ve picked up Winnie The Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner. I love the way A. A. Milne writes, my mother used to recite the poems from When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, I’m now reading it in her voice!
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,
Who wait at the corners all ready to eat
The sillies who tread on the lines of the street,
Go back to their lairs,
And I say to them, “Bears,
Just look how I’m walking in all of the squares!”
And the little bears growl to each other, “He’s mine,
As soon as he’s silly and steps on a line.”
And some of the bigger bears try to pretend
That they came round the corner to look for a friend;
And they try to pretend that nobody cares
Whether you walk on the lines or squares.
But only the sillies believe their talk;
It’s ever so portant how you walk.
And it’s ever so jolly to call out “Bears,
Just watch me walking in all the squares”
A. A. Milne
I still like to walk in the squares…