Words Of Wisdom From Shel Silverstein
Happy Birthday Shel Silverstein! Although the author is no longer with us, parents continue to share his work before bedtime or on a rainy afternoon. And with every poem read, there is a lesson to learn. See some of our favorite words of wisdom from the late, and great, Shel Silverstein.
What's your favorite Shel Silverstein poem?
It's better to "leave the place where the smoke blows black, and the dark street winds and bends," even if you don't know what's on the other side. — Where the Sidewalk Ends
It may not be fun, but if you don't do this chore then your trash will "reache across the state, from New York to the Golden Gate." — Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
That lost puzzle piece could be, "a magical bean,or a fold in the red velvet robe of a queen." — Picture Puzzle Piece
It's the hardest thing to find. After all, "you can't call to it, 'cause your mouth is on it." — Loser
Or, more realistically, cars. Especially if the drivers are named Ickle Me, Pickle Me, or Tickle Me. — Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too
After all, with the exception of writing, everything is easier when you're one inch tall. — One Inch Tall