Friday, July 30, 2010

When the war is over

You may have read some war poets before - but here's something a bit different from the usual - something from AA Milne, of Winnie-the-Pooh fame...

‘When the War is Over’ ~ AA Milne

When the War is over and the Kaiser’s out of print, I’m going to buy some tortoises and watch the beggars sprint; When the War is over and the sword at last we sheathe, I’m going to keep a jelly-fish and listen to it breathe.

When the War is over and we’ve done the Belgians proud, I’m going to keep a chrysalis and read to it aloud; When the War is over and we’ve finished up the show, I’m going to plant a lemon-pip and listen to it grow.

Page 183, A. A. Milne: The man behind Winnie-the-Pooh.

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