Alan Alexander Milne

Kilburn, London
Alan Alexander Milne
Kilburn, London

Rice Pudding

Rating: 3.7
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's crying with all her might and main,
And she won't eat her dinner - rice pudding again -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,
And a book about animals - all in vain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well, and she hasn't a pain;
But, look at her, now she's beginning again! -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I've promised her sweets and a ride in the train,
And I've begged her to stop for a bit and explain -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
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COMMENTS
stephen schneider 30 September 2020
I grew up with AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too and his poetry. At age 76 I still love it, read it to my sister whO is 15 years younger than I. and my son and still recite favorites..
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Susan l. 08 August 2019
Love this poem, love rice pudding too but not everyday lol
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Bettina 28 June 2018
Do you know which book this poem is in? Thank You! :)
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Marem 16 May 2018
Love all the A.A. Milne poems. Just made my rice pudding!
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horse girl 26 January 2018
great i want to do this poem for my school poetry festival yay
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 December 2015
A wonderful amusing song for children and adults as well. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Manonton Dalan 13 December 2015
mary jane always eating rice pudding must be good for health
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