Shel Silverstein

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

Enter This Deserted House - Poem by Shel Silverstein

But please walk softly as you do.
Frogs dwell here and crickets too.

Ain't no ceiling, only blue.
Jays dwell here and sunbeams too.

Floors are flowers - take a few
Ferns grow here and daisies too.

Swoosh, whoosh - too-whit, too-woo
Bats dwell here and hoot owls too.

Ha-ha-ha, hee-hee, hoo-hoooo,
Gnomes dwell here and goblins too.

And my child, I thought you knew
I dwell here... and so do you


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  • john tiong chunghoo (5/1/2006 9:26:00 AM)


    veru cartoonish. definitely a hit for children. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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