Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I grew up in England in a house full of books. For as long as I can remember I have known the poems and stories of A.A. Milne. As a child my favourite poem was one called JonathanJo, who has a mouth like an ‘O’ and a Wheelbarrow Full Of Surprises. Well this is my wheelbarrow and my hope is that you’ll find something you’re looking for here.

1 comment:

  1. Jonathan Jo may be a lovely poem for children but its principle function in my family is to support the use of the word jo in a game of Scrabble. [A Scottish term of endearment, as any Scrabble player knows.] Citing a published source is supposed to give the impression that the word is part of your vocabulary as a well-read person, not from a crib sheet of two-letter words. More advanced players quote the Burns poem "John Anderson, my jo". It is traditional to treat either of these claims to literary knowledge with the utmost scorn.