Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein
Chicago/ Illinois
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As Edwin McDowell reported in the New York Times Book Review (8 Nov 1981), Silverstein "for several years now... has refused interviews and publicity tours, and he even asked his publisher not to give out any biographical information about him." What is known about Silverstein, however, is that he was born in Chicago (Illinois) in 1932, is divorced ...
Popular Poems
1.
Where The Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
...
2.
The Giving Tree
Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
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3.
Smart
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more then one!
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4.
A Light In The Attic
There's a light on in the attic.
Thought the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin' flutter,
...
5.
A Boy Named Sue
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
just this old guitar and a bottle of booze.
...

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Always keep your head up even if its hard b/c life will get better just watch it just watch as it unfoldes
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Dominik 07 December 2020
My favorite one is the giving tree its my favorite book/poem
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Shel Silverstein, who is ranked #7 on top 500 poets on date 29 October 2020 is remembered by the readers with due respect and love. His noble works are treasured with time. This smart poet is just like giving tree. We see the flicker of his each poem in nice way of philosophical approach.
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