Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Soil - Poem by Roger McGough

we've ignored eachother for a long time
and I'm strictly an indoor man
anytime to call would be the wrong time
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Comments about Soil by Roger McGough

  • (6/30/2016 9:18:00 AM)

    Wooooooow! ! ! Exquisite creativity, thanks for sharing Rodger (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/30/2016 6:31:00 AM)

    With the changing times, the changes in human relations nicely put together. When change is around nothing remains standstill, it also changes with the season, age and life. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/30/2016 5:56:00 AM)

    Wonderful expression of changes in human life over time, especially in the presence of omnipotent, omnipresent sentient soil, which is remaining relatively the same. Congrats for being the poem of the day. X (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/30/2016 3:43:00 AM)

    Soil, oil! when you were wet. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    A decent poem.
    Tom Billsborough
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  • Rajnish Manga (6/30/2016 2:48:00 AM)

    The poem takes us deep into the realm of human psychology through an interesting narrative. So many things change with the passage of time- be it a close relationship between friends.
    we've ignored each other for a long time
    When I was a boy we were good friends
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  • Susan Williams (10/6/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    This is one of the best poems I have read. Again he roughandtumbles his words but he never roughand fumbles them (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/2/2014 5:09:00 AM)

    It's almost a bit Stephen Kingish. The thought of sentient and omnipresent soil, watching your every move.


    Brrrr. Makes me prefer the warmth of cremation.
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  • Justin Gonzalez (1/12/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    A great representation of a dying childhood without being so direct on the topic, I love it.: P (Report) Reply

  • Sanjibsaha Aniketa (12/18/2012 10:17:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that i like with a sense of beating heart. (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2007 7:40:00 PM)

    the best poem I have read in a LONG time, its the circle of life I suppose... (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2005 2:49:00 PM)

    an imaginative piece and i doubt if love of life could be expressed better. the tri-line rhyming stanzas are a brilliant bit of creativity allowing a sublte break from the other stanzas. I Love the roughandtumble and roughandfumble, so rich with imagery. It is very apparent, to me anyway, that these poems i’ve been reading were meant to be read aloud….many, many times (Report) Reply

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