Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday with Shel Silverstein

Over on my reading blog the 30 days of Books prompt was favorite poet or collection of poetry.  I chose Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

I think people sometimes forget to be young at heart.  Shel was wonderful at writing poems to bring back the fun times.  Well, to me anyway.  So, I thought I'd share a couple of Mr. Silversteins poems with you today.

Anteater
"A genuine anteater,"
the pet store man told me dad
Turned out it was an Aunt Eater
and now my Uncle's mad

Hug O'War
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles,
And rolls on the rug
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.


Until next time ~ Kris

4 comments:

  1. I love Shel Silverstein. I can't wait to buy Collin Where the Sidewalk Ends.

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  2. I LOVED reading those books as a kid. My children need to read poems like that--especially the Hug 'O War one. Say a prayer for us over here. I finally got a boy and he's busy LOL! ;)

    I'm following from bloggy moms.

    ecwrites.blogspot.com

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  3. We have all of his books. He is ONE of MY TOP FAV!!! Bry started reading him last year and couldn't put him down so of course mom went out and bought ALL of his books =} Gotta Love Costco!!

    The Giving Tree is my favorite book by him!

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  4. I LOVED reading those books as a kid. My children need to read poems like that--especially the Hug 'O War one. Say a prayer for us over here. I finally got a boy and he's busy LOL! ;)

    I'm following from bloggy moms.

    ecwrites.blogspot.com

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