Alan Alexander Milne

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

Rice Pudding - Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

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?


Comments about Rice Pudding by Alan Alexander Milne

  • (6/28/2018 8:07:00 AM)


    Do you know which book this poem is in? Thank You! :) (Report) Reply

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  • (5/16/2018 2:06:00 PM)


    Love all the A.A. Milne poems. Just made my rice pudding! (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2018 12:04:00 PM)


    great i want to do this poem for my school poetry festival yay (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2015 6:32:00 AM)


    A wonderful amusing song for children and adults as well. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2015 2:49:00 AM)


    mary jane always eating rice pudding must be good for health (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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