Thursday, July 19, 2018

Extra-Glad (as taught by Winnie-the-Pooh and crew)

Have you enjoyed the extra-glad happiness and humour of Pooh lately?
(another child-care perk, Winnie-the-Pooh stories and movies!) 

It’s funny how the honey-pot, when it has been refilled
Tastes sweeter than before we knew the hunger-pangs of love
For money cannot buy The Thing that leaves the heart fulfilled
Life’s ‘extra-glad’ we covet most, not in ‘stuffs’ treasure-trove

The clink of coin for all it boasts can never satisfy
Its friendship is a calloused host compared to words like ‘we’
And lunch is such a happy world when shared twixt you and I
The extra-glad of life as simple as a pot of tea

…then when the sky is July blue and earth is July gold
And we remember once again Best Gifts in life are free
And when the world is full of so much beauty to behold
It makes us extra-glad for ears to hear and eyes to see

Ah, Winnie-the-pooh, you keep the child in us from growing old
And help us to remember what matters along life’s way
How ‘smackerels of honey’ hold more smiles than moneyed gold
When shared with friends, the extra-glad in each and every day

© Janet Martin


  1. Oh, I do love Pooh! I have a set of CD's with "When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six" recorded on them by a fellow called Peter Dennis. I plug them in and listen to them when I'm driving even though little ones are nowhere to be seen when I do this. They are great fun!

    1. Oh, I'm sure the cd's are delightful! I have the books and they certainly are! So nice to meet fellow Winnie-the-pooh lovers:)I'm sure the author knew we all need to feel young at heart forever so this was his contribution:)

  2. Love the line when the sky is July blue and the earth July gold -

    1. thank-you! Inspired by our rural countryside where fields are brimming with gold!


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