That Awkward Age by Roger McGough

That Awkward Age

Roger McGough

Even if you don't usually read poetry, all you'll need is a sense of humour to enjoy McGough's takes on, amongst other subjects, fatherhood, old age, poetry, wisdom teeth and being married to a famous woman.

Extract

To Haiku
I could count your syll-
ables, but never managed
to speak your language.

Parallels
  • The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope
  • Golfing For Cats by Alan Coren