Friday, May 02, 2008

The Acrobats by Shel Silverstein

Just in time for allergy season...


The Acrobats

I'll swing
By my ankles,
She'll cling
To your knees
As you hang
By your nose
From a high-up
Trapeze.
Just one thing, please,
As we float through the breeze--
Don't sneeze.


Silverstein's work, which he illustrated himself, is characterized by a deft mixing of the sly and the serious, the macabre and the just plain silly. His wicked, giddy humor is beloved by countless adults as well as by children. He died in May 1999.

27 Comments:

Blogger Steve Ballmer said...

lol

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Blogger Ginger said...

....just plain silly....

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Blogger Misty said...

I always wondered if he meant way more than he said. He was either a genius or a weirdo. I never could make up my mind.

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Blogger Missy Ricco said...

I'm wondering too if there is more in this than the simple imagery - a commentary about the ease at which you can be unhinged when hanging by a thread…
Or it could simply be an effort to evoke a smile.

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Blogger Rose Valentine said...

Oh such a shame that he died... he was such a good writer.

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Blogger nobodycares said...

thanks for introducing me to a wonderful poet...
he's hilarious!

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Anonymous 4 Minute Money said...

Very cute. I liked it alot

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Blogger BlackLipStickKissed said...

Ahh, I remember that one, it's cute :)

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Blogger Angie said...

Shel Silverstein is my childhood favorite! You're making me so nostalgic. I used to memorize these as a kid. :)

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Blogger La-Jari said...

Very interesting lol


check my poems out n let me know what u think

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Blogger Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

"Don't sneeze."

Indeed.

LOL

Blessings,
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love shilverstein.

His poems for children have an edgy quality to them...but they are great.

I love "Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout...would not take the garbage out."

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Blogger Emily said...

Wonderful post, wonderful poet, wonderful writer - "The Giving Tree" is still one of my favorite books.

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nice um..... poem....... so this poem refers to life on a very thin line that if you are not careful u can die and take people with you i guess

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