Poetry & Verse


 Halfway Down

A. A. Milne


Halfway down the stairs

Is a stair where I sit.

There isn't any other stair

Quite like it.

I'm not at the bottom,

I'm not at the top;

So this is the stair

Where I always stop.


Halfway up the stairs

Isn't up and isn't down.

It isn't in the nursery,

It isn't in the town.

And all kinds of funny thoughts

Go running round my head:

"It isn't really anywhere!

It's somewhere else instead!"