I think AA Milne was tapped into Zen before Zen was a Western thing. His writing is simple and profound at the same time. It reminds me of Rumi who was a 13th-century Sufi mystic and William Blake, the English poet and artist. AA Milne was an author but also a mystic.
Here are my top four lines from Winnie-the-Pooh:
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
“‘How do you spell love?’
‘You don’t spell it…you feel it.'”
“I think we dream, so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them