About the poet
Michael Rosen (b. 1946) says he became a children's poet by accident - "I thought I was being an...
A young man with wobbly eyes
used to muddle his g's and his y's.
When he said 'guess'
I guess he meant 'yes'
and 'yugs' was how he said 'guys'.
There was a young man with a pimple
who said everything in life is simple.
For weeks and weeks
he sucked in his cheeks
and now his pimple's a dimple.
There was an old man from Crewe
who wanted to know how to moo.
He studied a cow
to try and learn how
but all he could do was boo.
from Michael Rosen’s Book of Nonsense (Hodder , 1998), copyright © Michael Rosen 1998, used by permission of the author
Michael Rosen Reading from his Poems