Roald Dahl

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

The Pig - Poem by Roald Dahl

In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
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Comments about The Pig by Roald Dahl

  • Molly Mason (7/26/2012 6:40:00 PM)

    im totally using this poem in uil (Report) Reply

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  • Paris Farah (4/9/2010 6:07:00 AM)

    would someone like to explain to me the message of the poem, because I read someones comment and it said that it had a message, however I am just curious to find out what it is... (Report) Reply

  • Milica Franchi De Luri (8/16/2009 10:21:00 PM)

    This poem has a my poem 'Roo revenge' (Report) Reply

  • Daryl Cheng (8/12/2009 6:48:00 AM)

    i totally love this poem.
    not only does it act as a comic relief but is so much more when you look beyond the surface. (Report) Reply

  • Sabrina :) (6/23/2009 8:36:00 PM)

    I simply love Roald Dahl. Is there such a word to describe him? In respect of him, i will make a word up!

    Roald Dahl is zingtoppoling! (Report) Reply

  • Derek Laforest (2/26/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    I had to do a poem but this was to long so i couldnt do it...i wanted to but i just hoo (Report) Reply

  • Derek Laforest (2/26/2008 12:31:00 AM)

    I like pie but not all the time.........ching chong this a poem or is it chicken mc nuggets i mean jeez louise! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I like cheese as well as pie so BAM in your face you dingaling (Report) Reply

  • X X (2/22/2008 3:29:00 AM)

    i used to listen to this on my Roal Dahl tapes when i was a kid: D (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Wong (2/13/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    I had to do a report about a 20 line long poem about animals, there were few, but I found this marvelous poem written by Roald Dahl, I loved his books, it was funny and a lot of fun. I just knew he was a poet when I saw this poem, it had a story-like structure, but it was written in a poem that pretty much rymes. (Report) Reply

  • Sophie Mayes (2/7/2008 7:33:00 AM)

    Some people have missed the point here. Roald Dahl's poems are fun, as is this one. Poetry doesnt have to be about finding oneself all the time and delving into the deeper being. (Report) Reply

  • Sophie Mayes (2/7/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Some people have missed the point here. Roald Dahl's poems are fun, as is this one. Poetry doesnt have to be about finding oneself all the time and delving into the deeper being. (Report) Reply

  • Terrance Woolridge (11/15/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    Good thing I don't eat pork (Report) Reply

  • Jason Moore (7/2/2007 11:33:00 AM)

    Here is a pig with an enormous intellect: 'He's worked out sums inside his head. There isn't a book he hasn't read.' His powers of reasoning are superior, indeed, a master of his mind. But there's one thing he hasn't mastered, and that's his own unruly passions, his deeper, irrational self. This is a sobering truth. No matter how advanced man becomes, he is still a slave to himself. He still cannot control his own heart and its autonomous will toward self-destruction and survival. Roald Dahl often misses the mark with his poetry, but this one of his stronger pieces, by far. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/16/2007 8:25:00 AM)

    Kudos to Roald for a bloody interpretation of a horrific reality. Comic at first, though his kinda misanthropic elements is what makes this lovely pork an excruciating answer towards
    human lust. (Report) Reply

  • Joel Lim (5/3/2007 4:14:00 AM)

    Roald Dahl is more of an author, not really a poet. i adore him and his books!
    i have read james and the giant peach, the adventures of charlie and mr willy wonka, george's marvellous medicine, the witches and all of his books.(i too lazy to write them down.)
    and i finished these when i was 8 years old! now i'm ten, going to 11 on 29 oct 07 (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan, Jr. (11/5/2006 6:35:00 PM)

    That poem was so cute!
    xo (Report) Reply

  • Issy ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (8/16/2006 6:17:00 AM)

    for school we have to do a poem and i am deffently chosen this one! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn Brian Dorn (7/21/2006 10:40:00 AM)

    Smart pig. Interesting conflict between the 'meaning of life' and 'survival of the fittest.' Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Whitedove Nest (2/17/2006 6:14:00 PM)

    Thought it was wonderful and funny (Report) Reply

  • Louise Mcvicar (9/10/2005 3:15:00 AM)

    I know this off by heart. Why are their so few of Roald Dahls poems here? (Report) Reply

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