poet Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

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The Rowing Song

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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Comments about The Rowing Song by Roald Dahl

  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (6/25/2020 9:34:00 PM)

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

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  • jeff bobs (10/17/2019 3:05:00 AM)

    great job the lady readins voice is so weird my nipples tingled

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    Stop it(2/28/2020 2:02:00 PM)

    Too much detail

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  • Kayode Are (6/9/2018 5:49:00 AM)

    Refreshing form, with few strictures.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/12/2016 10:25:00 AM)

    ......an excellent write, one of his best ★

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2015 6:01:00 PM)

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

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  • Primrose TeePrimrose Tee (5/5/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    i like the poem, greatly writen

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/28/2014 4:08:00 AM)

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

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