Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl Poems

1. Veruca Salt, The Little Brute 3/30/2010
2. There's No Earthly Way Of Knowing 3/30/2010
3. The Three Little Pigs 3/30/2010
4. The Rowing Song 3/30/2010
5. The Pig 1/1/2004
6. The Crocodile 5/2/2014
7. Television 1/3/2003
8. St Ives 1/3/2003
9. Pure Imagination 3/30/2010
10. Oh You Knid, You Are Vile And Vermicious.... 3/30/2010
11. My Teacher Wasn'T Half As Nice As Yours Seems To Be 3/30/2010
12. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary 3/30/2010
13. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf 3/30/2010
14. I'Ve Got A Golden Ticket 3/30/2010
15. If You Are Old And Have The Shakes 3/30/2010
16. I Want It Now 3/30/2010
17. I Had A Little Nut-Tree, 3/30/2010
18. Hot And Cold 1/3/2003
19. Hey Diddle Diddle 3/30/2010
20. Excerpt – 3/30/2010
21. Down They Go... 3/30/2010
22. Dear Friends, We Surely All Agree 3/30/2010
23. Cinderella 3/30/2010
24. Candy Man 3/30/2010
25. Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop 3/30/2010
26. Attention Please! Attention Please! 3/30/2010
27. "Mike Teavee..." 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Roald Dahl


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 about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotised by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.

Read the full of Television


I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,
And made to sound all soft and sappy
just to keep the children happy.
Mind you, they got the first bit right,
The bit where, in the dead of night,
The Ugly Sisters, jewels and all,

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