Poem of the Week: Buckingham Palace by A.A. Milne

13 July 2012

London! :D

As there is a season for everything, I thought tonight would be the appropriate time to offer up a more simple verse for this week's poem. Much as I appreciate poetry that makes one think, I also enjoy the happy, lighthearted pieces. Momma was reading A.A. Milne's darling poems aloud to Ava before bed a few nights ago, and this one in particular caught my eye. I hope you enjoy the charming verses as much as I did. :)

Buckingham Palace
By A.A. Milne

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
"One of the sergeants looks after their socks,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
"Well, God take care of him, all the same,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They've great big parties inside the grounds.
"I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's.
"He's much too busy a-signing things,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
"Do you think the King knows all about me?"
"Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,"
Says Alice.

Have a good night!

2 epistles:

  1. Oh, I adore A.A. Milne's poetry! My dad sometimes spontaneously recites this one, along with "Jonathan Jo has a mouth like an O." I don't think I'll ever outgrow the Pooh books (or poems!). Do you like King John's Christmas? That one is probably my favorite.

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  2. I love this poem! I remember reading this when I was a child.

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