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A Poem By A.A. Milne

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#38357
Fun:*** (2.96)
Difficulty:** (1.67)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:HadleighAau*
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Can you figure out what A.A. Milne was referring to in this verse from his "When We Were Very Young" book?

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."


Answer

A daffodil

The poem is exactly how A.A. Milne wrote it for his son Christopher Robin, and his collections of verse and stories of Winnie-the Pooh have been favourites of children all over the world.

"When We Were Very Young" was first published on November 6th, 1924.

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Comments

HadleighAau*
Sep 19, 2007

The one thing I forgot to say when I submitted this riddle was it's name. The poem is called " Daffodowndilly" and I do hope you read some more of A.A. Milne's verse. My favourite is "Disobedience", it's all about a three year old called James James Morrison Morrison.
grilledcheese*
Sep 19, 2007

i liked this one, too. well written
HadleighAau*
Sep 20, 2007

Thanks for your comment, Grilledcheese. I can not take the credit for writing this verse. As I said, this is exactly as A.A. Milne wrote. I submitted it as a Teaser so that others might read his verse and enjoy it too as I have done.
mosca*us*
Sep 20, 2007

Nice teaser!
chickwithbrains**
Sep 20, 2007

I love A.A. Milne!!! Thanks for sharing this!!
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 21, 2007

Thank you for sharing this with us and for giving credit to A.A. Milne. Good job!
ChefPoobieAus*
Sep 29, 2007

I LOVE WINNIE THE POOH! THATS HOW I GOT MY NAME! that was a great teaser
phyllisa*us*
Oct 22, 2007

I love A.A.Milne, great for children!
martinb216Aie*
Oct 22, 2007

nice one - had not heard this before - enjoyed it even tho got it easily
auntiesisAus*
Oct 22, 2007

I loved this one. It came to me right away that it was a flower, but I wasn't quite sure which of the spring flowers it was. I really enjoyed this little trip to AA Milne-ville.
DraculaxAau*
Oct 22, 2007

very cool poem but i thought it was a sunflower, i think it works for sunflower too??? anyway thanks for submitting!
bradon182001*us*
Oct 22, 2007

Sunflowers don't bloom in the spring, at least not where I live. I really enjoyed this poem, especially since the daffodil is one of my favorite flowers of Spring. I look forward to seeing them come up every year.
katjojoAus*
Oct 22, 2007

I was thinking it was simply sping or summer.
HadleighAau*
Oct 22, 2007

Thanks everyone for your great comments. I can't believe this was made teaser of the day. A.A. Milne is the celebrity not me but thank you, on his behalf for all the comments on his poem.
BrenBeadSP**
Oct 22, 2007

Nice to find a teaser in this lovely poem..........thanks for sharing
tommysmo*
Oct 22, 2007

Nice!!!!
torilynn912*us*
Oct 22, 2007

CUTE
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 22, 2007

Thank you Hadleigh. What a lovely way to start the week. Poety is foof for the soul. I have a whole collection but not AA Milne.
Something to adquire. I thought of Spring but knew that was too easy

Love Daffodowndilly

Is that why my Dad always called
crocodiles, Crocodowndillys? For Real, Seriously . Thanx Rose
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 22, 2007

Sorry, must post again. My fingers are making typos. I meant FOOD for the soul no foof and
there is another error there? Sorry

I could probably find this in one
of my poetry collection books.

Thanks Again.
guvenya
Oct 22, 2007

Even I understood...Sixty seven year old man from another culture.
Very nice.
EienNiKireiAus*
Oct 22, 2007

Darn, I thought it was a SunFlower.
betaivmx*
Oct 22, 2007

cool... i didnt know that
cheesepieus*
Oct 22, 2007

Very nice
Though of course if you don't really know a lot of poetry, like me, then this one totally confused you.
HadleighAau*
Oct 22, 2007

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. It was a shock to see this was the Teaser of the Day. A.A. Milne would be pleased to see all of you enjoying his rhymes.
jabdrAus*
Oct 22, 2007

Nice Hadleigh! I knew it (or guessed it) immediately, but I'm a big daffodil lover. Thanks!
UptheHillA*
Oct 22, 2007

I love that line...
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 22, 2007

That was a superb line from a great poet. I guessed it right off. Loved it. Thanks for the post dear.

Monday~
Darkmisfortuneus*
Oct 23, 2007

Really like this one! I'm not the biggest fan of poetry, but I particularly enjoyed this poem, and have in fact read more Milne poems since I first saw this.
Trishgal*us*
Oct 24, 2007

Nice
vlermaAus*
Oct 27, 2007

Oh, doglady, yes I remember you and guess what I love this - even read it to my grandson right off the monitor. He gave me a big grin, so you scored another one. Grayma V
BeanSCus*
Oct 22, 2010

Very nice! I guessed "crocus" since they are an early spring flower, but so is the daffodil and of course fits the description better.

Thank you for the uplifting teaser!
dani4w45t*
Oct 25, 2010

Could also be a sunflower.
Babe*
Oct 22, 2013

Easy!!!
HABS2933Aca*
Oct 22, 2013

I love A.A. Milne and have enjoyed his books and poems for many years. Had I not studied this poem in my "Kiddie Lit" class in university I am not sure I would have gotten beyond knowing it was a flower.

I know nothing about flowers as I am not botanically inclined and have no interest in becoming so. I have even gone as far as to remove all the dirt from the flower bed in my yard and replace it with lovely white stones. Nothing grows there!
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 22, 2013

Lovely poem. Sweet and innocent.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 22, 2013

Loved it. So sweet.



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