Sunday, June 19, 2011

Waiting At The Window

When I was little there was a book in my house called "Now we are Six", I can't remember it well, but I remember one poem from inside it, very well. The book was written by A.A. Milne (the very famous person who wrote Winnie the Pooh stories, and the poem featured an illustration with Pooh Bear in the window) and was about raindrops on the window. It didn't matter where I was or the window I was looking out of (be it at home, in the car, at school) I'd remember this poem, and think about it as I watched the rain hit the window.
Well, when I opened my curtains this morning and found it was raining, I was reminded of this poem, I still love it! I hope you enjoy reading it too.
These are my two drops of rain
Waiting on the window-pane.
I am waiting here to see

Which the winning one will be.
Both of them have different names.

One is John and one is James.
All the best and all the worst

Comes from which of them is first.
James has just begun to ooze.

He's the one I want to lose.
John is waiting to begin.

He's the one I want to win.
James is going slowly on.

Something sort of sticks to John.
John is moving off at last.

James is going pretty fast.
John is rushing down the pane.

James is going slow again.
James has met a sort of smear.

John is getting very near.
Is he going fast enough?

(James has found a piece of fluff.)
John has quickly hurried by.

(James was talking to a fly.)
John is there, and John has won!

Look! I told you! Here's the sun!

Poem by A.A. Milne and featured in the book "Now we are Six" published in 1927.
Image is from here which features more poems from A.A. Milne.

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