The Rowing Song Poem by Roald Dahl

The Rowing Song

Rating: 2.7

Round the world and home again
That's the sailor's way
Faster faster, faster faster

There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing

Is it raining, is it snowing
Is a hurricane a–blowing

Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a–glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing

Yes, the danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing.


Out of breath after this trip of a poem...

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Brian Jani 28 April 2014

You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours

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Primrose Tee 05 May 2014

i like the poem, greatly writen

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* Sunprincess * 12 January 2016 excellent write, one of his best ★

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Kayode Are 09 June 2018

Refreshing form, with few strictures.

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Gjdhieirh 02 November 2021


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yeah it was sorta good

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yeah it was sorta good

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Moana 10 November 2020

I like this song very much fantastic

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Michael Walker 25 June 2020

Through the static, I pick up the important words, ' keep on rowing'. The rhyme scheme is very contrived, artificial.

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