Friday Fun: A. A. Milne Poetry on “Old Poetry.com”

Thanks again to Christy for bringing up an old childhood favorite, the poem “Halfway Down the Stairs.”

If you remember the Muppet Show, I believe there was a song, sung by the Kermit the Frog’s nephew Robin that features the words from this poem. I was able to go through several of the other poems by Milne at the link below. There’s something more than soothing and comforting about his poetry. It’s not just because they are so evocative of the simplicity of childhood.

Thanks to Christy’s reference. I actually added the Youtube video of the Muppet Song below 🙂

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/show/13269-A-A–Milne-Halfway-Down

“Halfway Down the Stairs”

By A. A. Milne

Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn’t any
other stair
quite like
it.
i’m not at the bottom,
i’m not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
I always
stop.

Halfway up the stairs
Isn’t up
And it isn’t down.
It isn’t in the nursery,
It isn’t in town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isn’t really
Anywhere!
It’s somewhere else
Instead!

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFR3zz12p0]

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2 Responses to “Friday Fun: A. A. Milne Poetry on “Old Poetry.com””


  1. 1 Christy Tucker November 30, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    That’s exactly where the reference was from! The Muppets used A.A. Milne poetry several times; that’s where I think my sister was introduced to that poetry.

    Cottleston Pie is a Milne poem too.

    Good memories.

  2. 2 Christy Tucker November 30, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Ooh, the video’s on YouTube in case anyone hasn’t seen it.


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