How influential A.A.Milne has been-
I think what he’s done- it goes unseen!
But truth be told, in truth conveyed,
the only truth was what he said.
And I myself, have read them by,
and by so when, I was a child.
I listened to them on a tape
(which, sorrowfully, I had misplaced).
But memory, it serves me well,
of all the poems I could tell.
I’d memorized them- every one
(well not each page, but half as done).
And when I do, it makes me smile,
that when I’m sleeping all the while,
those places come to my minds eye,
lie twitching in their idle sky.
I feel the lapping waves and sand,
I feel the sixpence in my hand,
I smell the air, the salty seas,
and what a little child I’d be……
Copyright 2012 by Golden Star Poetry