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A. A. Milne on happiness

In happiness, what i'm reading on March 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I was just reliving some childhood memories, flicking through the A. A. Milne’s When we were very young, when I came across one of those nuresery poems that rings a bell, but I don’t know why. The title jumped out at me, obviously, but I wonder what the message of the poem is? As with all Milne poems, the line-spacing is important, so I’ve copied it here:


Happiness

John had
Great Big
Waterproof
Boots on;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Hat;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Mackintosh –
And that
(Said John)
Is
That.

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