Saturday, July 21, 2012



Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

I haven't read Shel Silverstein since I was a little girl. I would read his books from beginning to end. I had forgotten how beautiful this poem was. I'm so glad I re-read it this morning! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Remember to find a little beauty out there today! It's there if you look! xoxo

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  1. I love this on so many counts! An awesome shot...just awesome. And, I love the poem; he's always been a favorite. There's such a sense of whimsy here!


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