Thursday, January 22, 2009

And Now for Something Excessively Cheerful

I ran across a Shel Silverstein poem the other day and it reminded me how much I enjoy them. He wrote The Giving Tree and collaborated on plays with David Mamet (and how did that work), but his books of poetry, A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, are the treasures as far as I'm concerned. Just the thing if you've got the winter blues. Here is a sample:

Bear In There by Shel Silverstein
There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish

For more see:
Our collection of Mr. Silverstein's works.

You're welcome.

Biographical Source: Biography Resource Center

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