The 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
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