poet Roger McGough

Roger McGough

#22 on top 500 poets
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McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, to the north of Liverpool, the city with which he is firmly associated, and was educated at the University of Hull at a time when Philip Larkin was the librarian there. Returning to Merseyside in the early 1960s, he worked as a teacher and, with John Gorman, organised arts events. After meeting Mike McGear the trio formed The Scaffold, working the Edinburgh Festival until they signed to Parlophone records in 1966. The group scored several hit records, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968 with their version of "Lily The Pink". McGough wrote the lyrics for many of the group's songs and also recorded the musical comedy/poetry ... more »

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/22/2020 8:00:00 PM)

    Roger McGough who is ranked #23 on top 500 poets on date 23 November 2020 is an amazing poem of brilliance and beauty. He has written many beautiful poems which are liked by the readers. We feel is essence of writing.

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  • Alison Mujati (9/26/2020 7:16:00 AM)

    Fair enough....good poems

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (9/15/2020 11:07:00 PM)

    WOW! The univrsity of Hull, Hull, I have been there, a cutest village near Lonbdon
    Long time gone I had been there, indeed to that University too, where you had your education, Roger Sir. Please, create few more poems, thank you so much for sharing these few poems here on PH, Roger Sir. God's Blessings in Abundance.

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  • Is Trees are Great a poem by by Roger Mcgough? (5/16/2020 1:01:00 PM)

    The poem begins Trees are Great, they just stand and wait

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    A poet who observes the small but significant details of life,
    sometimes in a humorous way. When i start reading his poems,
    I wonder what the ending will be. Roger McGough is like an entertainer.

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Best Poem of Roger McGough

Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and ...

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