Shel Silverstein

Posted on Mar 13, 2006


If you grew up in the 1980′s as I did, the above poem should be easily recognizable.  Shel Silverstein had a huge impact on my childhood.  I devoured his books and memorized his poetry.  He got it.  He talked to us like adults.  He remembered what it was like to be young.  I looked to Shel to tell me the truth.  If you haven’t been to his web-site, check it out.  You can hear audio clips of Shel reciting poems.  There are also activities for the whole family.  I downloaded his Poetry Kit.  I’m looking forward to doing the ‘personal poetry puzzle’.

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  1. Wow. The Giving Tree, the Missing Piece, the Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
    Shel Silverstein was ahead of his time. A prophet who was overlooked because of his target audience. However his message applied to us all. We have no one left to take his place.

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