I used to love reading Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner to my elementary students. I also enjoyed sharing many of the poems from A. A. Milne's books of children’s poetry—When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.
Today I have a video of a song, Return to Pooh Corner, which was written by Kenny Loggins. The song was popular in the early 1970s—when I was a young teacher. I guess I liked the song so much because I loved the Pooh books and the loveable characters that Milne had created for them: gloomy Eeyore, bouncy Tigger, nervous Piglet, innocent Roo, Pooh Bear—who always relished a “smackerel” of hunny—and all the other animals who lived in the Hundred Acre Wood. Listening to the song and watching the video brought back happy memories of reading Milne's books to my daughter and to my students. Ah, there are days when I do wish I could return to Pooh Corner.
In addition to the video, I’ve included a link to the complete lyrics of the song—as well as links to some of the children’s poems written by A. A. Milne.
Return to Pooh Corner (Lyrics by Kenny Loggins)
Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood
So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh
You can read the rest of the lyrics here.
John had on a
John had a
From FURRY BEAR (Now We Are Six)
If I were a bear
And a big bear too,
I shouldn’t much mind if it froze or snew;
I shouldn’t much mind
If it snowed or friz—
I’d be all fur-lined
With a coat like his!
At Political Verses, I have a poem by J. Patrick Lewis about Henry Kissinger entitled Henry K., Man of Peace.
Here are links to two of my original poems that I posted at Political Verses this week: Winnie the Pooh-Bah and the Hundred Acre Wood: A Poem about Rush Limbaugh and Bernie Made Off with My Money.
I’m doing the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Please leave the URL of your poetry post and a short description of it in the comments at my special Roundup Post.