Shel Silverstein
Chicago/ Illinois
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A Light In The Attic

Rating: 3.3
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.
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Unnikrishnan E S 10 January 2021
A very simple poem, a monologue to the loved one, who departed long back, seemingly. "The dark and shuttered house" is the heart of the poet/narrator, who reminisces her love. It is this eternal love that is metaphored as a flickering light, shedding light on his life.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 January 2021
CONGRATULATIONS for being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day, these wishes go to the family of the late great poet.To 5 Stars and to My Favourites
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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 January 2021
So sweetest and very touching. A gem of a poem. My heart was melting when I finished reading this finest poetry of Mr. Silverstein
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 October 2020
I can see a flickerin' flutter, And I know what it's about. There's a light on in the attic. observing and philosophizing. tony
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Suryendu Chaudhury 16 October 2020
Seems to have been penned down based on a personal experience.
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L Milton Hankins 22 September 2020
A sweet, sweet observation made by the incomparable Shel Silverstein.
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Letty Lindberg 07 August 2020
This poem has a deep meaning for me. I think it is speaking about a loved one who has died and whose influence is there for eternity.
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Bri Edwards 19 December 2019
line 2 " Though" ? ? ? ? not " Thought" ! ! bri :)
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Party pooper 10 January 2021
Oh Bri you're such a stick in the mud.
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Unnikrishnan E S 10 January 2021
Yes
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Bonnie Ramey 05 October 2019
Bad sorry but it only reads page 1 I’m sorry ??
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Randy Clark 11 December 2018
For the life of me I never understood why Shel Silverstein was ever taken seriously as a poet. His verse is simplistic to the point of moronic and lends a great deal to the argument of free verse poetry being the refuge of inferior poets and poetry.
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