Pooh Bear's House ~ In which...We find Pooh and Friends quotes, poems and hums
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Vespers
Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
God bless Mummy.  I know that's right.
Wasn't it fun in the bath tonight?
The cold is so cold, and the hot is so hot.
Oh! God bless Daddy-- I quite forgot.

If I open my fingers a little bit more,
I can see Nanny's dressing-gown on the door.
It's a beautiful blue, but it hasn't a hood.
Oh! God bless Nanny and make her good.

Mine has a hood, and I lie in bed,
And pull the hood right over my head,
And I shut my eyes, and I curl up small,
And nobody knows that I'm not there at all.

Oh! Thank you, God, for a lovely day.
And what was the other I had to say?
I said "Bless Daddy," so what can it be?
Oh! Now I remember.  God bless Me.

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush!  Hush!  Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.













"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever.

Not even when I'm a hundred."

Pooh thought for a little.

"How old shall I be then?"

"Ninety-nine."

Pooh nodded.

"I promise," he said.

Still with his eyes on the world

Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt Pooh's paw.

"Pooh," said Christopher Robin earnestly, "if I--

if I'm not quite--" he stopped and tried again--

"Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand won't you?"

"Understand what?"

"Oh nothing." He laughed and jumped to his feet.  

"Come on!"

"Where?" said Pooh.

"Anywhere," said Christopher Robin.

So they went off together.  But wherever they go,

and whatever happens to them on the way,

in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest,

a little boy and his bear will always be playing.