Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Soil


we've ignored eachother for a long time
and I'm strictly an indoor man
anytime to call would be the wrong time
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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/2/2014 5:09:00 AM)

    It's almost a bit Stephen Kingish. The thought of sentient and omnipresent soil, watching your every move.

    Watching.
    Waiting.

    Brrrr. Makes me prefer the warmth of cremation. (Report) Reply

  • Justin Gonzalez (1/12/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    A great representation of a dying childhood without being so direct on the topic, I love it.: P (Report) Reply

  • Susan Luka (9/17/2007 7:40:00 PM)

    the best poem I have read in a LONG time, its the circle of life I suppose... (Report) Reply

  • Astral Shepherd (12/16/2005 2:49:00 PM)

    an imaginative piece and i doubt if love of life could be expressed better. the tri-line rhyming stanzas are a brilliant bit of creativity allowing a sublte break from the other stanzas. I Love the roughandtumble and roughandfumble, so rich with imagery. It is very apparent, to me anyway, that these poems i’ve been reading were meant to be read aloud….many, many times (Report) Reply

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