Shel Silverstein

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

Enter This Deserted House - Poem by Shel Silverstein

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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


Comments about Enter This Deserted House by Shel Silverstein

  • 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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