Awesome / Shel Silverstein

  • This masterpiece:
    All the deejays keep complainin'
    tunes run much too long.
  • The poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" is lovely and atmospheric and captures a sense of childlike wonder.
  • "Invitation"
    If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
    A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
    If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
    Come in!
    Come in!
  • "Enter This Deserted House"
    But please walk softly as you do.
    Frogs dwell here and crickets too.
    Ain't no ceiling, only blue.
    Jays dwell here and sunbeams too.
    Floors are flowers - take a few
    Ferns grow here and daisies too.
    Swoosh, whoosh - too-whit, too-woo
    Bats dwell here and hoot owls too.
    Ha-ha-ha, hee-hee, hoo-hoooo,
    Gnomes dwell here and goblins too.
    And my child, I thought you knew
    I dwell here... and so do you.