Roald Dahl

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

St Ives

Poem by Roald Dahl

As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives
Said he, 'I think it's much more fun
Than getting stuck with only one.'


Comments about St Ives by Roald Dahl

  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (6/26/2020 6:21:00 PM)

    That' the genius of Roald Dahl you never know nor can predict how he is going to end his unique
    and unforgettable poems, that give so much joy to children and adults alike.
    May God and Keep you Roald, for you are heaven's gain.(Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ppboy (1/15/2020 12:59:00 PM)

    ugkjb ojjlb, h.nj, mhgfcdmhnfhmgAlready ReportedReply

    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/22/2019 1:27:00 AM)

    As I was going to St Ives
    I met a man with seven wives
    Said he, 'I think it's much more fun
    Than getting stuck with only one.'

    great
    10++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Artist/poem writer (5/14/2019 1:24:00 PM)

    I love it! Short but meaningful. And funny,(Report)Reply

    3 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Roald Dahl reborn (2/20/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    Don’t understand lol(Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    5 person did not like.
  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/30/2018 5:48:00 AM)

    There is no scope to miss the opportunity(Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • * Sunprincess * (9/17/2015 8:27:00 PM)

    ....flows and rhymes very nicely ★(Report)Reply

    13 person liked.
    12 person did not like.
  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/28/2014 4:06:00 AM)

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

    22 person liked.
    14 person did not like.
  • Jose Lu (12/7/2011 6:17:00 AM)

    LOL...AT first line I tought this would be the same.(Report)Reply

    24 person liked.
    16 person did not like.
  • *Trusting You* (11/11/2008 12:38:00 AM)

    heck wifes are only fun for the first year lol. I think this is a very good and funny poem.
    *Purkey Girl*(Report)Reply

    20 person liked.
    17 person did not like.
  • X X (2/22/2008 3:20:00 AM)

    this is great: DXDXDXDXD(Report)Reply

    21 person liked.
    16 person did not like.
  • Joel Lim (5/3/2007 4:25:00 AM)

    you have a wive? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    well, i certainly don't.
    i'm 10!(Report)Reply

    23 person liked.
    21 person did not like.
  • Bkhj Chen (4/25/2005 7:36:00 PM)

    haha, its so much more fun than getting 'stuck with one.' great, great. hahaha(Report)Reply

    19 person liked.
    13 person did not like.
Read all 13 comments »

St Ives Score Card

User Rating:
3,5 / 5 (169 votes)13



What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: fun



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 3, 2015