Happy Father’s Day! A gift from the children’s poet
Roger McGough is one of the most beloved and appreciated poets in England. For more than fifty years, he has been literally playing with words. And there is no stopping him, as he continues to entertain children and adults with surprising simplicity. Born in 1937 in Liverpool, which would be catapulted to fame thanks to the Beatles – incidentally, he shared an important part of his career alongside them – he has recently penned a poem as a cure for ageing. We want to share an extract dedicated to fathers on this Father’s Day in Italy, so they do not forget that they were once children, too.
The Cure for Ageing
Time flies they say, but it’s us that fly
Time sits on its hands as we rush by.
And life has a way of gathering speed
So seize the day, we’re a special breed.
For in the stifled yawn of a brain
The slip of a cell
The dim of an eye
The fluff of a heartbeat
You are old.
Welcome to the fold.