my birthday present

my birthday present
My awesome birthday present 1/26/11 (see story under my first post)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shel is back!

Shel Silverstein, the most famous of children’s poets, died in 1999 but his family has collected some of his unpublished poems and is releasing a new book called Everything On It.
His poetry is so much fun I thought I would share a few from the new book. Enjoy!

Every Thing On It
Shel Silverstein

I asked for a hot dog
With everything on it
And that was my big mistake,
‘Cause it came with a parrot,
A bee and a bonnet,
A wristwatch, a wrench, and a rake.
It came with a goldfish,
A flag, and a fiddle,
A frog, and a front porch swing.
And a mouse in a mask—
That’s the last time I ask
For a hot dog with everything.

Italian Food
Shel Silverstein

Oh, how I love Italian food.
I eat it all the time,
Not just 'cause how good it tastes
But 'cause how good it rhymes.
Minestrone, cannelloni,
Macaroni, rigatoni,
Spaghettini, scallopini,
Escarole, braciole,
Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,
Marinara, carbonara,
Shrimp francese, Bolognese,
Ravioli, mostaccioli,
Mozzarella, tagliatelle,
Fried zucchini, rollatini,
Fettuccine, green linguine,
Tortellini, Tetrazzini,
Oops—I think I split my jeani.

Shel Silverstein

"There are kids underneath my bed,"
Cried little baby monster Fred.
Momma monster smiled. "Oh, Fred,
There's no such things as kids," she said.


marie-josé said...

Somehow he reminds me of Dr Seuss. The humor is similar, isn't it? The lesson here is be a child again (I think I mentioned this before, in reference to artist Paul Klee, maybe). A free spirit. Never refrain creativity. Never refrain spirit. Let loose and see what happens. For freedom starts within.

Silver Strands said...

Hi Pam! I love Shel Silverstein - and I think you have a great blog. I'm your newest follower :)

pkcyphert said...

Thank you! I checked out your blog and I am very impressed by you and your story. What a beautiful spirit you have. I enjoyed watching your video. I will put your blog on my suggested links.