Spotlight Poetry – Buckingham Palace – A poem by A. A. Milne

Buckingham Palace by A. A. Milne

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

Alice is marrying one of the guard.
“A soldier’s life is terrible hard,”
                                     Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
“One of the sergeants looks after their socks,”
                                     Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

We looked for the King, but he never came.
“Well, God take care of him, all the same,”
                                     Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

They’ve great big parties inside the grounds.
“I wouldn’t be King for a hundred pounds,”
                                     Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

A face looked out, but it wasn’t the King’s.
“He’s much too busy a-signing things,”
                                     Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

“Do you think the King knows all about me?”
“Sure to, dear, but it’s time for tea,”
                                     Says Alice.

A. A. Milne is better known for writing the story of Winnie- the-Pooh.

Pooh’s fictional friend Christopher Robin is found here in this poem too. Christopher Robin was the name of the writer’s son.

Poem Attribution © A. A. Milne, Buckingham Palace

Source Attribution https://allpoetry.com/Buckingham-Palace

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Music Attribution © Webster Booth, (Song from “When we were very young” by A A Milne, set to music by Harold Fraser-Simpson, 1942)

Video Attribution duettists

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Painting Attribution © Patrick O’Callaghan, Changing the Guard…, (Date Unstated)

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Painting 1 Attribution © Éadaoin Glynn, The Music of the Wind and I am but a Feather in it, (Date Unstated)

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Painting 2 Attribution © Ira Kolodistaya, Faded memories, (Date Unstated)

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Music Attribution © Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, (Sy Oliver Orchestra), 1931 song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn

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Music Box – Dream A Little Dream of Me – Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (Sy Oliver Orchestra)

Music Attribution © Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, (Sy Oliver Orchestra), 1931 song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn

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Painting 1 Attribution © Daniela Schweinsberg, Make Your Own Kind of Music III, (Date Unstated)

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Haiku and senryu Attribution, Goff James, Rhythms Furnaced Fuse, Winter Wanes, Gazing ‘Pon the Stars

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Painting 2 Attribution © Maryse Joussaume, Star Gazing, (Date Unstated)

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Music Attribution © Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 125 No. 1, D. 87: II. Scherzo. Prestissimo – Trio, Verdi Quartet

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Spotlight Poetry – Music – A poem by Stephen Vincent Benet

© Daniela Schweinsberg, Make Your Own Kind of Music III

Music by Stephen Vincent Benet

My friend went to the piano; spun the stool
A little higher; left his pipe to cool;

Picked up a fat green volume from the chest;
And propped it open.
Whitely without rest,
His fingers swept the keys that flashed like swords,

. . . And to the brute drums of barbarian hordes,
Roaring and thunderous and weapon-bare,
An army stormed the bastions of the air!
Dreadful with banners, fire to slay and parch,

Marching together as the lightnings march,
And swift as storm-clouds. Brazen helms and cars
Clanged to a fierce resurgence of old wars
Above the screaming horns. In state they passed,

Trampling and splendid on and sought the vast —
Rending the darkness like a leaping knife,
The flame, the noble pageant of our life!
The burning seal that stamps man’s high indenture

To vain attempt and most forlorn adventure;
Romance, and purple seas, and toppling towns,
And the wind’s valiance crying o’er the downs;
That nerves the silly hand, the feeble brain,

From the loose net of words to deeds again
And to all courage! Perilous and sharp
The last chord shook me as wind shakes a harp!
. . . And my friend swung round on his stool, and from gods we were men,

“How pretty!” we said; and went on with our talk again.

Poem Attribution © Stephen Vincent Benet, Music

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Painting Attribution © Daniela Schweinsberg, Make Your Own Kind of Music III, (Date Unstated)

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Music Box – String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, D. 87, Scherzo – Franz Schubert – Verdi Quartet

Franz Schubert

Music Attribution © Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 125 No. 1, D. 87: II. Scherzo. Prestissimo – Trio, Verdi Quartet

Video Attribution Verdi Quartet – Topic

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Painting 1 Attribution © Scott Maxwell, Ocean of Storms, (Canvas 2019)

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Senryu Attribution, Goff James, Loving and Losing, Mountain Streams Glisten

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Painting 2 Attribution © Stephen Poling, Rushing Stream, (Date Unstated)

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Music Attribution © Duke Ellington (and his orchestra), Take the “A” Train, Writer Billy Strayhorn

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