Sunday, July 19, 2015

Guest Poet: Shel Silverstein

Were you aware Shel Silverstein wrote the song "A Boy Named Sue"? Johnny Cash recorded it live at San Quentin Prison and it became Cash's only top ten single on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Silverstein excelled in many artistic forms, as creative people tend to do. 

Here's a simple verse from his book "A Light in the Attic" that entreats us to be silly. Whimsy is important! ~~GH


Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

~~Shel SIlverstein

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