Treasure Island

Roald Dahl

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

There's no earthly way of knowing


There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction they are going!
There's no knowing where they're rowing,
Or which way they river's flowing!
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing...

Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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  • Maidie Franklin (1/9/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    i would give this charming/grizzly poem a 7, possibly an eight..some of his work is suitable for children,
    however, most poems are too grizzly for my six and eight year old granddaughters.
    any adult who has a sense of humor should find his body of work utterly amusing and delightful. most
    of these poems point (brilliantly) to the foibles that we have.... (Report) Reply

  • Maidie Franklin (1/9/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    i would give this charming/grizzly poem a 7, possibly an eight..some of his work is suitable for children,
    however, most poems are too grizzly for my six and eight year old granddaughters.
    any adult who has a sense of humor should find his body of work utterly amusing and delightful. most
    of these poems point (brilliantly) to the foibles that we have.... (Report) Reply

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