Roald Dahl

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

Hot And Cold - Poem by Roald Dahl

A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.

Said I, not being very old,
'By golly gosh, you must be cold!'

'No, no!' she cried. 'Indeed I'm not!
I'm feeling devilishly hot!'

Comments about Hot And Cold by Roald Dahl

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/23/2017 10:20:00 PM)

    Quite funny but not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination. (Report) Reply

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  • Gerhardus Keen (2/24/2017 3:48:00 PM)

    Excellent and funny with a bit of the innocence of a child. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/5/2017 9:13:00 AM)

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    amusing write full of prose. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/6/2016 9:09:00 PM)

    I don't find anything offensive in the poem. It is a small funny poem that brings a tinge of joy. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Spock The Vegan (9/25/2016 3:10:00 PM)

    Funny poem. Those who think it relates to sex have their minds in the gutter. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/18/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    Nice work with the muse of an act. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2015 1:57:00 PM)

    .................rhymes beautifully..great write ★ (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2015 11:17:00 AM)

    This poem I find funny and even cute in a way. The delivery of this poem is very surprised. You can tell the kid doesn't really know about the world and he's so innocent.
    It's quite obvious that his mom is a lesbian woman but in the kids mind, he doesn't understand why the other woman has her clothes off. He thinks she'll get cold but she replies she's devilishly hot. And it just goes over his head.
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  • (2/6/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Why must sexuality always be in the gutter? I think it prudent to remind ourselves that regardless of fairy tales with princes and princesses, we all owe our very lives to the notion that sexuality is real and wonderful. We can play charades all our lives long, if you desire the appearance of this sort of self-defined-ostrich-head-in-the-sand-prudence, surviving only for the sole reason to support monogamy because for some reason society places higher priorities on such than actual reality, which is where men and women are sexually attracted to one another. It's not in the gutter - but quite wonderful and intimate. We can be true to ourselves while still being monogamous - without the charades. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2012 10:03:00 AM)

    Great poem, but i feel as if i have been punched right in the childhood (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/11/2012 5:42:00 PM)

    Hmm... Dahl's poetry just fits in all veins. Haha (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    Short but witty, full fo truth, funny :) (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2009 7:03:00 AM)

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    OK. I immediately though of...


    reeooowww turning me ON!



    7: 00 TILL LATEE


    escantosmilyos drios
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  • (7/26/2009 11:14:00 AM)

    OK. I immediately thought of hot flashes.... (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Roald Dahl is highly one of the greatest poets and authors ever to walk this earth...this simple poe m illustrates that definetly! !

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  • (3/2/2008 3:02:00 AM)

    Witty and beautifully … (Report) Reply

  • (3/1/2008 2:36:00 AM)

    Well, I don't about you, Joel, but I can Hardly wait! (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2007 12:59:00 AM)

    is this true? and is it about cheating? (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2007 4:23:00 AM)

    this poem is strange!
    i'll never want to see a naked woman in my house!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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