Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

A Light In The Attic - Poem by Shel Silverstein

There's a light on in the attic.
Thought the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin' flutter,
And I know what it's about.
There's a light on in the attic.
I can see it from the outside.
And I know you're on the inside... lookin' out.


Comments about A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

  • Haley Dundon (4/15/2016 12:03:00 PM)

    I agree with you John Petree, I did not get this interesting poem to start with but reading it over and over again I realize IT IS about hopefulness... It shows that were ever you are never doubt. (Report) Reply

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  • John Petree (12/12/2015 10:47:00 PM)

    I'm not going to lie, I am puzzled, is this a poem showing that there is hope where you are not expecting to find it, or is this supposed to have a scary intention? Though a bit riddled, I am grateful to have read it; pretty interesting. (Report) Reply

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (4/12/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    Indeed we are all either looking out or in.
    Just a matter of where one is sitting.
    Good short and meaningful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011


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