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The Giving Tree

Last pages of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


Reflections on Children’s Poetry, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Lorax

By Stacy Parish, Children’s Department

One day several years ago, when my children were small, it occurred to me that perhaps I was letting them watch too much television. 537 more words



I took my walk this morning and saw this beautiful tree –

She stood there with her arms stretched upward embracing the spring sunshine.  She started me thinking about how often writers use trees to illustrate our foibles – “The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Anderson – and our strengths – “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. 38 more words


Peace Love Art Music and Poetry...the good stuff life is made of

I used to fancy myself a song writer. I can’t play music. I wish I could. I used to could play Me and You and a Dog Named Blue on my keyboard back in the late 70’s but I don’t have a keyboard now and couldn’t play the song any more if I had one. 398 more words

My Bohemian Life

Poem of the Day 4/24


“I cannot go to school today”
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps. 208 more words

A to Z: W is for Where the Sidewalk Ends

W is for the really awesome collection of poems and drawings in Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.  And while I’ve promised to do my best to write a little ditty for each of my A-to-Z posts this month, I will gladly step aside and let… 42 more words