Pooh Bear's House ~ In which...We find Pooh and Friends quotes, poems and hums
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DEDICATION

You gave me Christopher Robin, and then
You breathed life in Pooh.
Whatever of each is left my pen
Goes homing back to you.
My book is ready, and comes to greet
The mother it longs to see ---
It would be my present to you, my sweet,
If it weren't a gift to me.

HERE LIES A TREE

Here lies a tree which Owl (a bird)
Was fond of when it stood on end,
And Owl was talking to a friend
Called me(in case you hadn't heard)
When something Oo occurred.

For lo! the wind was blusterous
And flattened out his favorite tree;
And things looked bad for him and we -
Looked bad, I mean, for he and us -
I've never known them wuss.

Then Piglet (PIGLET) thought a thing:
"Courage!" he said.  "There's always hope.
I want a thinnish piece of rope.
Or, if there isn't any, bring
A thickish piece of string."

So to the letter box he rose,
While Pooh and Owl said "Oh!" and "Hum!"
And where the letters always come
(Called "LETTERS ONLY") Piglet sqoze
His head and then his toes.

O gallant Piglet (PIGLET)! Ho!
Did Piglet tremble?  Did he blinch?
No, no, he struggled inch by inch
Through LETTERS ONLY, as I know
Because I saw him go.

He ran and ran, and then he stood
And shouted "Help for Owl, a bird,
And Pooh, a bear!" until he heard
The others coming through the wood
As quickly as they could.

"Help-Help and Rescue!" Piglet cried,
And showed the others where to go.
(Sing ho! for Piglet (PIGLET) ho!)
And soon the door was opened wide,
And we were both outside!

Sing ho! for Piglet, ho!
Ho!






COTTLESTON PIE

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly.
Ask me a Riddle and I reply:
Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleson Pie,
A fish can't whistle and neither can I.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
Why does a chicken, I don't know why.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.






LIFE OF A BEAR

Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!
Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear!
I don't much mind if it rains or snows,
'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my
nice new nose!
I don't much care if it snows or thaws,
'Cos I've got a lot of honey on my
nice clean paws!
Sing Ho! for a Bear!
Sing Ho! for a Pooh!
And I'll have a little something in an hour or two!
THE EXPOTITION

They all went off to discover the Pole,
Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all;
It's a thing you Discover, as I've been tole,
by Owl and Piglet and Rabbit and all.
Eeyore, Christopher Robin and Pooh
And Rabbit's relations all went too -
And where the Pole was none of them knew. . . .
Sing Hey! for Owl and Rabbit and all.