Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Sunday Posts 2013/The Puppy and I

I met a Man as I went walking:
We got talking,
Man and I.
"Where are you going to, Man?" I said
(I said to the Man as he went by).
"Down to the village, to get some bread.
Will you come with me?" "No, not I."

I met a horse as I went walking;
We got talking,
Horse and I.
"Where are you going to, Horse, today?"
(I said to the Horse as he went by).
"Down to the village to get some hay.
Will you come with me?" "No, not I."

I met a Woman as I went walking;
We got talking,
Woman and I.
"Where are you going to, Woman, so early?"
(I said to the Woman as she went by).
"Down to the village to get some barley.
Will you come with me?" "No, not I."

I met some Rabbits as I went walking;
We got talking,
Rabbits and I.
"Where are you going in your brown fur coats?"
(I said to the Rabbits as they went by).
"Down to the village to get some oats.
Will you come with us?" "No, not I."

I met a Puppy as I went walking;
We got talking,
Puppy and I.
"Where are you going this nice fine day?"
(I said to the Puppy as he went by).
"Up to the hills to roll and play."
"I'll come with you, Puppy," said I.


A.A. Milne
Photo by Alistair

4 comments:

Indigo Roth said...

Ah yes, sanity with four legs and a tail. Roth

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
awwwwww - but who is the puppy so sweet??? Wonderful playful words from Milne.

Hope you're getting some decent weather and time to appreciate Alistair. Have a good week. YAM xx

Eolist Petite said...

:) wise and young. so be us all who are here.

Alistair Robertson said...

Indigo - Cheers! Animals almost always bring sanity in my experience. Squiddrels excluded, natch.

Yamini - Hehe. The pooch is one belonging to our Swiss cousins. It's called Alinghi which is a mighty strange name for, well anything, I suspect.

Eolist Petite - Children are genius'. How do we adults manage to cock it up for them so comprehensively?

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