The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
Not a "window on the world"
But as we call you,
A box a tube
Terrarium of dreams and wonders.
Coffer of shades, ordained
Cotillion of phosphors
Or liquid crystal
Homey miracle, tub
Tom said, ” My! Dearest Friend Hick,
Why do you appear so weak and sick?
Do you have any major stress? ,
You seem to be in a great distress.'
'Has your father excluded you from his will? ,
Or has your wife again incurred a hefty bill?
'Has your son topped from bottom in his class?
Or has your boss again called you an 'ass' '
Little Black Box Called Television!
I watch it
Morning, day and night
The plasma screens are quite a sight
Soap Operas, Reality Shows, Movies
I watch anything there is to see
But the little black box called Television
Gets on my nerves
Images of other people’s life it serves
As a daily dish to my vision
Television By Roald Dahl (Hindi Translation)
मूल कविता: रोएल्ड डह्ल
हिंदी अनुवाद रजनीश मंगा द्वारा
सबसे बड़ी चीज़ जो हमने सीखी है,
जहाँ तक कि बच्चों का संबंध है,
उनको टेलीविज़न सेट के पास तक
कभी फटकने तक नहीं देना चाहिए-
और भी बेहतर यह होगा कि आप
इस इडियट बॉक्स को लगवाएं ही नहीं.
Ode To Television Or Why This Isn'T The Greatest Generation!
Somewhere near the year of my birth,
The entire nation yearned for a change,
not in direction, not in respect, more in reflection
and no more of this nonsense.
Gone were those thrilling days of yesteryear,
When a voice would come out of a box and say, ”
A fiery horse with a speed of light,
A cloud of dust, and a hearty'Hi-Yo, Silver! '
The Lone Ranger rides again.
is the curse of the nation
from station to station.
Is the curse of the nation
What you're going to watch
Day and Night my eyes I strain,
My parents feel you're a pain.
All The Time I squint and cry,
Gazing hard with my bleary eyes.
Mother Yells and father screams,
Everything passes as through a dream!
You Give me a severe headache,
Thanks to you, many medicines I have to take!
Stay awake Melvin, after this
there’s a movie with a twist. Next, a
gay test pattern and medley of hits, and
lastly, a small screen sizzler with a surprise
ending: a ‘big bang/random radio’ flick
about the remarkable warmth of outer
space. It's the crackle and fizz of 3°Kelvin
Melvin, and I’d rather not watch it alone.
Before Tv, Before Books …..[inspired By Roald Dahl's Poem "Television"; Thanks To Rod Mendieta; Human Development; Spare Time; Medium Length; Anthropology]
Before children had books OR TV,
what DID they do? Now you'll see.
They hunted, or were carried....
by their moms who dug up buried...
tubers and grubs which she could find.
There were no 'French fries'; they did not mind.
They played, in all their nakedness, with dogs;
they practiced walking atop long, fallen logs;
A Soulful Song For The Black And White Television
In front of your eyes
Discarded by all
You sit in the corner
Staring at the wall
Turned towards the colourful world
Television And Watches 412b
WHERE in flat time,
where marbles turn
to gold, and vampires
fill their canteens
with water or coke.
MEDITATE, says the man,
for in this story, there
is hope, and a locket
of your lovers hair.
She Saw A Man On Television
She saw a man on television
In a suit and tie
And he wore a fine felt hat
Cocked over his eye.
She saw him sing and whistle
And dance a little step
And she wished the men today
Would not be so unkempt.
She saw a man on television
Woo a pretty lass
Black And White Television
they did a lot of it
in the old days
the young people
the old people
a piece in every mouth
listen to rock n
go crazy generation
All Eyes Gluedon Television
Today is no festival
But there is much upheaval
In our country
It is the day when some candidates will feel free
Outof much tension
But some will experience depression or frustration
As it is the day of the publication of the results LokSabha 2019 election
All eyes are glued on to the television
Like a twenty twenty cricket match
Full of excitement where wickets fall and fielders catch
With or without
Far better than
More than a thousand channels:
Television- The Idiot Box
The television they see
the television they hear
But that is what, I fear
will bring the doom near! !
The news, the songs, the movies they see
The words, the music, the dialogues they hear
The matches they see and cheer
brings my neighbor near to tear! !
Mother Teresa (13) The Television Interview
During 1968, an English Journalist,
Malcolm Muggeridge, also a satirist,
Who was working by then in India,
Took an interview with Mother Teresa.
It was a horrible experience
For him to see the lepers,
The children, the diseased,
The battered and the unwanted.
Television Takes Control
Images spread across the world,
Television taking control,
Snapshots of life in the Middle East rife,
Bombs in Ireland a long time ago,
But the world still remembers Tony Blair,
And the peace process.
Adverts sell rings and other jewellery, and beauty products,
On the occasional channel, as well as between shows,
Perfume ads for Chanel, CK One and Estee Lauder Beautiful,
Simply stylish, sexy and cool.
Those Television Channels
Prayers lull me to sleep
Infusing a watchful Lord
In my hope over evil
But a flip-flop switch of a snooze
Zaps the television
Through the flickering channels
Only to mean awake the whole world
Doing its blah-blah-blah