Now We Are Six Quotes by A.A. Milne
Now We Are Six
Alan Alexander Milne 18 January — 31 January was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. I found a little beetle, so that beetle was his name, And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same. I put him in a matchbox, and I kept him all the day And Nanny let my beetle out Yes, Nanny let my beetle out She went and let my beetle out- And beetle ran away. She said she didn't mean it, and I never said she did, She said she wanted matches, and she just took off the lid She said that she was sorry, but it's difficult to catch An excited sort of beetle you've mistaken for a match.
In this poem, a young child recounts the previous five years and how life was just beginning. But six, oh, six is the best year. When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not much more. When I was five, I was just alive.
Milne wrote the original Winnie-the-Pooh books, along with other books for children, including Now We Are Six , from which this poem comes. This poem was recently shared with me by a friend. It is so sweet I thought I would share it with you. This is one of my faves! It reminds me of my childhood as this is one of the things I read with my Mom!! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.