Silliness from Shel

Anyone in Florida or other coastal spaces, or inlanders yearning to return to summer beaches, may enjoy lending their ears to the punny poems by gifted artist & creative, Shel Silverstein, in Underwater Land.

Warning:

“He sole it to a loan shark” & other silliness stirs the sand.

 

And  I’m  already planning our Halloween Meal, so here is a cutely creepy Shel video poem from You Tube celebrating his ditty, Man-Eating Plant & also, a page for his Halloween poetry.

 

I’m feeling creative in notebooks & at the keyboard. A few words from Shel  about that:

                                “Put something silly in the world

                                     That ain’t been there before.”

 

And with Labor Day fresh in mind & thinking of freedom, I consider how the poet’s absurd lines create calls for censorship, from a librarian’s post on YouTube.

Here are Shel links, at the  Poets.org site & also at his publisher’s place. He was born in Illinois in 1930 and died in Florida in 1999.

 

If you are here via the good graces of splendid POETRY FRIDAY, or even if you are not, please visit this week’s talented host LAURA PURDIE SALAS, for her post & also, for links to others posting.

If you are new to Poetry Friday, when you comment at her blog,  pls. tell her Bookseedstudio sent you.

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10 thoughts on “Silliness from Shel

  1. Thanks for all the Shel links! The world could use some silly respites. [Since our move, I’ve gotten to saying, “I’m taking the dog to Shel Silverstein.” Meaning, of course, taking him a couple of blocks or so to ‘where the sidewalk ends’…. ;0) ]

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  2. Shel Silverstein is one of my favorites for his irreverence and general silliness. He was a friend of my brother-in-law when he lived aboard a boat in Key West (Uncle Shelby that is). From what Jeff said he was exactly the man he was on paper. Yup, Silly and irreverent.

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