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Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

The Christening

What shall I call
My dear little dormouse?
His eyes are small,
But his tail is e-nor-mouse.

I sometimes call him Terrible John,
'Cos his tail goes on -
And on -
And on.
And I sometimes call him Terrible Jack,
'Cos his tail goes on to the end of his back.
And I sometimes call him Terrible James,
'Cos he says he likes me calling him names...
But I think I shall call him Jim,
'Cos I am fond of him. 

Alan Alexander Milne

Alan Alexander Milne's other poems:
  1. Solitude
  2. Sand-Between-The-Toes
  3. Tra-La-La, Tra-La-La
  4. The Four Friends
  5. In the Fashion

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hardy The Christening ("Whose child is this they bring") 1904

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