Shel Silverstein

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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 ...

Shel Silverstein Poems

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,

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


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!

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.

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,

Shel Silverstein Comments

Rimjhim Singh 02 September 2011

shel silverstein= <3 his poems coloured my childhood.

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Jessica Gaudette 17 December 2011

I agree. My brother, dad and I used to buy his books for my moms birthday, which is the day after Christmas, and she has memorized so many of his poems! I recently found one we hadn't seen before, and it's waiting all wrapped up for her birthday!

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Artemis Gutierrez 10 September 2012

I love you his poems! He's Awesome! I read almost all of his poem books. I'm his #1 fan.

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Goldheart Bird 21 August 2013

I love his poems! I never read his books before though I might check some out at the libarie!

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John Brown 28 July 2014

i really like his poems there funny but make you think

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Dragon master 07 June 2021

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