Wednesday 21 February 2007

The Pooh's Prayer

Christopher Robin, who art in the 100 Aker Wood
Eeyore be thy name.
Thy Piglet come, thy Roo be done,
on thistles, as it is in honey.
Give us this day our little something,
and forgive us our friends-and-relations,
as we forgive those who [what was the rest of it?];
and lead us not on an Expotition,
but deliver us from Heffalumps;
for thine is the woozle, the Tigger and the Pooh Sticks,
forever and ever.
Hum hum.

(Illustration from A. A. Milne, When We Were Young, with original line illustrations by E. H. Shepard (London: Methuen, 2000; first publ. 1924), p. 99.)

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