Red Sky in Morning…

I was glad I had my camera in my purse when I stopped in at school early this morning to leave “sub plans.” The mean cold/flu bug that has been running through our classrooms, finally got to me, (despite all the handwashing and disinfecting of desks we’ve done) and I’m home with sneezles and wheezles today. The beautiful morning sky made the task of putting together an entire day of work for someone else a lot less painful.

SNEEZLES, by A.A. Milne

Christopher Robin
Had wheezles
And sneezles,
They bundled him
His bed.
They gave him what goes
With a cold in the nose,
And some more for a cold
In the head.
They wondered
If wheezles
Could turn
Into measles,
If sneezles
Would turn
Into mumps;
They examined his chest
For a rash,
And the rest
Of his body for swellings and lumps.
They sent for some doctors
In sneezles
And wheezles
To tell them what ought
To be done.
All sorts and conditions
Of famous physicians
Came hurrying round
At a run.
They all made a note
Of the state of his throat,
They asked if he suffered from thirst;
They asked if the sneezles
Came after the wheezles,
Or if the first sneezle
Came first.
They said, “If you teazle
A sneezle
Or wheezle,
A measle
May easily grow.
But humour or pleazle
The wheezle
Or sneezle,
The measle
Will certainly go.”
They expounded the reazles
For sneezles
And wheezles,
The manner of measles
When new.
They said “If he freezles
In draughts and in breezles,
May even ensue.”

Christopher Robin
Got up in the morning,
The sneezles had vanished away.
And the look in his eye
Seemed to say to the sky,
“Now, how to amuse them to-day?”

9 thoughts on “Red Sky in Morning…

  1. Robin

    Isn’t it a great poem, Mary!? It’s one my Dad used to read to us. It always makes me feel better.

    Thanks, Kay. I’m improving today.

    Thanks JoAnn. I’m a bit better today, so I think I’m on the downhill side of this mean cold.


  2. Cath

    I hope you feel better soon, Robin. That poem is enough to put a smile on your face. I hadn’t seen that before so thank you for sharing it.


  3. Robin

    Thanks, Cath! It does put a smile on my face every time I read it. It’s a family favorite, so I’m glad to introduce you to it.


  4. Robin

    J.Danger, I’m glad you’re feeling better! I got hit really hard by some bug and have been sick all weekend (boohoo). But I think I’m on the mend now. Thanks for your well wishes!


  5. Les

    What a fun poem! I’ve never seen it before and thoroughly enjoyed reading it this morning. I, too, am sick in bed. Unfortunately, my bug was the stomach flu and not a cold in my head. I’m feeling a bit better today, although a little wobbly and weak, but I’m on the mend. Hope you’re up and around soon.

    BTW, that’s a fabulous photo!



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