Candy Man Poem by Roald Dahl

Candy Man

Rating: 3.2


Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two
The candy man, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a strawberry–lemon pie
The candy man?
The candy man, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Willy Wonka makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The candy man, Willy Wonka can, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

And the world tastes good'
Cause the candy man thinks it should

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Gator 18 November 2011

This isn't a Roald Dahl poem, see excerpt from Wikipedia. 'The Candy Man' (or alternately, 'The Candy Man Can') is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film and does not appear in the original book or the 2005 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Mehnoor Rizvi 17 February 2016

Nice poem,makes me fall in love with candy man.....lol

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* Sunprincess * 10 January 2016

........very nicely penned...a sweet write ?

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urguiguy 14 April 2021

is this a free verse or is it something else..... i need this info

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ur gay 20 July 2021

ur gay

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anonymous 22 April 2020

I'm trying to find out when he wrote this? Just a decade would be helpful! Thank you to anyone who replies.

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CrazyCat2164 06 April 2020

I love this poem! It sounds so sweet, and makes me want to eat candy. Although it sounds amazing, it does not sound like a poem by Roald Dahl. I was expecting some made-up words, or something funny, but this poem does not have that. Great poem, but does not fit Roald Dahl.

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Not a poem by Roald Dahl 06 September 2019

This poem is in fact the lyrics to the song " Candy Man" which was featured in Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it was not written by Roald Dahl. The lyrics were written by Anthony Newley.

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EDE 09 January 2022

NO

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cute girl 12 August 2019

amazing outstanding fabulous

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