Michael Rosen

(7 May 1946 / Harrow, London)

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  • Sarrel Worsley (1/31/2016 12:27:00 PM)

    hi! ! call saint james Grimsby and you could come to are school! ! love your poetry so much were learning about you in class and roger McGough.

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  • Mary-jane Lewis (8/17/2015 8:14:00 PM)

    Hi Michael,
    I have loved reading your poems in The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, Brian Patten (Ed.) for years now, ever since my grown up daughter was a little girl. I love, Chocolate Cake, but, by far the favourite of most of my students is, I'm the Youngest in Our House! Thank you for writing about life in such an engaging way. You have helped to make poetry accessible and enjoyable by countless children.
    Now, you can probably write a poem about heads exploding from so much praise!

  • Lola Lola (11/26/2012 1:09:00 PM)

    Hello!

    Just wanted to say how brilliant you were when you came to my old school. I am using a few of your poems for a poetry anthology for school. Thanks so Much!

    lola
    ps my old school was Wickham Common :)

  • Gainor Roberts (12/25/2011 10:09:00 AM)

    Hi Michael,
    I am trying to contact you to obtain permission to display one of your poems Chocolate Cake in an art show that is called Visual Poetry in Tampa Florida. I do not find a way to contact you directly, and the website people were no help. I trust that you do not mind, and credits will be given to you and to the website where I found your marvelous poem. Contact me at gainor@tampabay.rr.com and I'll give you more information. Thanks so much!

  • Michael Rosen (5/21/2007 11:05:00 AM)

    Hello folks
    Just to point out that I am not the Michael Rosen of 'Shaynew Press' who is a 'radical sex photographer', nor am I the Michael Rosen of Lincoln College Oxford who is a Marxist philosopher. It might be fun to be both, as well as me, but one life's enough, eh?
    luv
    Michael Rosen (er...English poet, not the US children's poet called Michael J.Rosen...I kid you not!)

  • Linda Mitchell (10/1/2005 3:52:00 AM)

    Despite clicking submit all I cannot access the poem.

Best Poem of Michael Rosen

Chocolate Cake

I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
I loved it even more.

Sometimes we used to have it for tea
and Mum used to say,
'If there's any left over
you can have it to take to school
tomorrow to have at playtime.'
And the next day I would take it to school
wrapped up in tin foil
open it up at playtime
and sit in the corner of the playground
eating it,
you know how the icing on top
is all shiny and it cracks as you
bite into it,
and there's that other kind of icing in
the middle
and it sticks to your hands and you
can lick your ...

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Once

Once there was a boy who
wanted to be beautiful
and a girl who
wanted to be strong.
The boy was worried
that he wasn’t beautiful enough.
The girl was worried
that she wasn’t strong enough.

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