Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Comments about Roger McGough

  • Thomas Mallinson (1/18/2016 12:26:00 AM)

    Does anybody know of a poem called 'wreck in east float dock' by a John Guy or David Guy?
    It was boss and i lost it years ago. Was in a copy of the big issue. proper boss it was about the Mersey and all that. if anyone can help me mallyl12@googlemail.com. Thank you, Tommy Mal.

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  • Dj Sourpatch (2/2/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    DUDe Flame me bruh cmon bruh

  • Swagger Mcjagger (1/30/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Roger McGough? More like Roger McGough away.

  • Rob Milne (12/9/2013 12:17:00 AM)

    Can you include more of Roger McGough's poems on your website. Memorable poems include On Picnics, A Square Dance, and What you are. Thanks and Regards, Rob Milne

  • Shatha Alsaadi (3/29/2012 1:27:00 AM)

    Dear McGough,
    I am a phD student writing about your poems, Liverpool poets, I feel neon lights come to me when I read nearly all your poems, but what amuses me more is the poem entitled strangeways: where Granny's canary revolt till gran carries out major reforms. Even canaries can not stand the beautiful cage. Thank you so much. Shatha Alsaadi

  • Fathima Nasuha (9/2/2011 5:22:00 AM)

    hi iam a speech and drama student and one of my selections for my performance exam is one of your poems 'Learning to Read' Which is very beautiful n emotional when u recite it. i like the poem very much and that was reason to choose your poem for my selections.therefore can you help me in giving more tips about this poem. what made you write this kind of a poem and what it means for you? ? ? ? ?

  • Raul Alvarez (11/9/2009 10:00:00 PM)

    Dear Mr Roger.
    It is a pleassure write some lines to you. I am a EFL student from Venezuela and I have an assignment for my British Literature course. My homework is to analyse a poem under the author's point of view. I have to analyse 'You and I'. Thanks in advance if you can help me interpret the poem mentioned, what motivated you to write it and what it means for you.

  • Sathyanarayana M V S Sathyanarayana M V S (9/26/2009 4:07:00 AM)

    Respected Sir,
    I read your poem ' Let me die a young man's death'. It was great and I understand that the said poem is amongst the 50 all time great poems. I wish you give some lessons to young poets like me and help us hone our skills.
    With humble regards,

  • Emily Smith (12/2/2008 8:09:00 AM)

    'The Lesson'

    I really enjoyed reading this poem because it was really funny but on the other hand it makes you think about how you could improve in our behaviour and makes us understand that sometimes the teachers get crazy when we are shouting and doing all sorts of bad things.

    I think you are a really phenomenal poet and I look forward to read another poem from you. I really want to say a colossol 'thank you'

    Elena. Aged 10

  • Emily Smith (12/2/2008 7:24:00 AM)

    Dear Mr Roger McGough,

    I am very appalled at your poem 'The Lesson'. It is a bad influence to all children. Even though it was very humourous but it still is a very bad influence to children. It is an absolute draught. In future I do expect for you to do more suitable poems for children to read. I was learning about your poetry this week. I was totally disgusted. The behaviour in this poem is gritty however I think children should never be taught never even to be heard of this poem.

    Yours faithfully,

    Hadsan. Aged 10.

Best Poem of Roger McGough

First Day At School

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don't take sweets from?
Perhaps they're to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. ...

Read the full of First Day At School

The Trouble With Snowmen

'The trouble with snowmen,'
Said my father one year
'They are no sooner made
than they just disappear.

I'll build you a snowman
And I'll build it to last
Add sand and cement
And then have it cast.

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