BROWN FUR KNICKERS AND A BIG FUR CAPThe often wonderful website, Poem-a-day just posted this gorgeous poem by A. A. Milne. “Furry Bear” appears in A. A. Milne’s collection of children’s verse Now We Are Six. I loved the Winnie-the-Pooh books as a child. Such a wonderful poem, mangling the English language with such whimsical beauty! Love Susie. x

Furry Bear

If I were a bear,

And a big bear too,

I shouldn’t much care

If it froze or snew;

I shouldn’t much mind

If it snowed or friz—

I’d be all fur-lined

With a coat like his!

For I’d have fur boots and a brown fur wrap,

And brown fur knickers and a big fur cap.

I’d have a fur muffle-ruff to cover my jaws,

And brown fur mittens on my big brown paws.

With a big brown furry-down up to my head,

I’d sleep all the winter in a big fur bed.

A. A. Milne