Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Television - Poem by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
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Comments about Television by Roald Dahl

  • Freshman - 826 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (5/1/2014 9:05:00 PM)

    Great poem! Wonder what he would have written about the computer. (Report) Reply

    20 person liked.
    9 person did not like.
  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    tv is the best thing ever. its entertaining (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    The most important thing we've learned,
    So far as children are concerned,
    Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
    Them near your television set -
    Or better still, just don't install
    The idiotic thing at all.
    In almost every house we've been,
    We've watched them gaping at the screen.
    They loll and slop and lounge ab (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/28/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 12:50:00 AM)

    .......truly a wonderful poem and the television portrayed as a monster is a genius idea...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,689 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    An awesome kind of poem.Great and amusing poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points isam Abdelrahman (3/10/2014 12:54:00 AM)

    Very sorry to confuse between Dahl and the other poet who wrote (No Child) but my opinion on Television is still valid ; I have always admired his novel My Uncle Oswald; he is more a novelist than a poet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points isam Abdelrahman (3/9/2014 5:49:00 AM)

    I'm obsessed with his (No Child) but this one is more like a leaflet than poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,453 Points Francis Lynch (2/6/2014 6:55:00 AM)

    Always nice to read a poem about antiquity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rob Wood (1/25/2014 8:57:00 AM)

    Books are good. But it doesn't seem to occur to him that HE might offer a bit more of HIMSELF. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terri Lowe (1/6/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    I can't deny, I am a child of the television era. I still read but I cease my thoughts by watching the many streams of TV programs on my computer. Roald Dahl, I will remember this poem if I ever have children. A monstrous temptress! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,139 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (1/4/2014 11:28:00 PM)

    Oh please don't blame the Television set
    But grown up idiots and their reality shows
    Not for kids but grown ups who do get
    Long lazy hours as couch potatoes...............

    I welcome all ye poets reading this to my page (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Okeme James Jerome (12/8/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Great poem, well said. The T.V has been given a very prominent position in every home. It is indeed a monster. Nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Francis G Kariuki (11/15/2013 1:08:00 AM)

    It's more than Awesome! ! ! ... I love it big and promise to heed by it's message; makes lots of sense. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zak Pearce (11/4/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    Great structure! Great rhyme! : D Reminds me a little of my poem about the YouTube comment section... I think that this was rather an amusing poem, with a poignant message behind it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Verléin Mc Kiernan (9/17/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    I do love this poem, but I believe television has moved on from Dahl's time, and masterpieces can be found and accessed by the masses. Some struggle with reading, but struggling with television is not common place. Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, all are tales that will endure as cinematic stunners. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 83 Points Guess Who (9/13/2013 9:44:00 AM)

    My best poem...................................................................... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (7/10/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    Roald Dahl is an amazing poem.i just loved the poem (Report) Reply

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