Dedication To Daphne

You gave me Christopher Robin, and then
you breathed new life in Pooh.
Whatever of each has left my pen
Goes homing back to you.
My book is ready, and comes to greet
The mother it longs to see-
It would be my present to you, my sweet,
If it weren't your gift to me.

Christopher Robin and his mother, Daphne, in 1926