Alan Alexander Milne

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

Puppy And I - Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

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.


Comments about Puppy And I by Alan Alexander Milne

  • Anil Kumar Panda Anil Kumar Panda (12/13/2015 11:53:00 PM)

    This is a very sweet poem for children. Loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (12/13/2015 10:45:00 AM)

    A. A. Milne is most famous for his books about Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger the tiger, and other characters, including a boy named Christopher Robin (who was named after his own son, Christopher Robin Milne) . Here is another delightful poem intended for children. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/13/2015 9:09:00 AM)

    So you chose to play that's fine....Good one. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (12/13/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and full of amusement masque. Can be a very popular among children if sung in rhyme. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Manonton Dalan (12/13/2015 2:45:00 AM)

    walking is very good exercise...also you intermingle with people with same interest...very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (12/13/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    Children would absolutely adore this poem being read aloud to them! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012



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