Alan Alexander Milne

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

The Christening - Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

What shall I call
My dear little dormouse?
His eyes are small,
But his tail is e-nor-mouse.

I sometimes call him Terrible John,
'Cos his tail goes on -
And on -
And on.
And I sometimes call him Terrible Jack,
'Cos his tail goes on to the end of his back.
And I sometimes call him Terrible James,
'Cos he says he likes me calling him names...
But I think I shall call him Jim,
'Cos I am fond of him.


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  • (8/29/2016 10:44:00 PM)


    My mother would read this to me - one of my favourites! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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