A Light In The Attic Poem by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

Rating: 3.4


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 OF THE POEM
Ace Of Black Hearts 12 April 2013

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

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buttford dickinson 02 February 2018

This is lame worst poem ever read.

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nice person 20 April 2020

its okay to feel that way just please keep it to your self you might hurt someones feelings.

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Dorcas 09 April 2018

its okay I know how you feel

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Haley Dundon 15 April 2016

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.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 04 February 2022

I can see a flickerin' flutter, And I know what it's about. There's a light on in the attic.....brilliantly expressed.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 24 July 2021

A poem of great depth. A well crafted poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 July 2021

I can see it from the outside. And I know you're on the inside... lookin' out.Excellently worded, just simple but with great brilliance and with humor. I like very much to read any poem by Shell Silverstein, the american poet, the great poet!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 July 2021

Happy to read that this is the Modern Poem Of The Day! Always briiliant poems by Shell Silverstein!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 July 2021

A true Shell Silverstein poem, I like this very very much, so loveliest worded. Enjoyed much

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