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Jun. 19th, 2002

So... I started thinking about Shel Silverstein again.
I do that sometimes.
I usually end up crying.
The last time... I think I bought that silly kids book in kramer books because the cover art reminded me of Shel.
The story ended up being cheesy (and I'm pretty sure Karl still hasn't read it), but the cover art really just grabbed me.

Anyway... I started thinking about Shel again... I mentioned that to jonfmorse and he provided me with this link to Shel Silverstein's adult poetry andlyrics.

Rock the fuck on.

I've been thinking about a lot of dead people lately. Heh.. specifically Tom... specifically this.
I still wonder if it was the right thing to do.
I still don't know if I did right by him. I still worry about it a lot.
And I still can't really talk about it.

I think tonight I'm going to have to dig out Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic and do a little reading.

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kaeren
Jun. 19th, 2002 10:12 pm (UTC)
i gave midn1te Where the Sidewalk Ends for Xmas last year. Rawk the fuck on indeed.
frobisher
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:23 am (UTC)
When I figure out how to record from vinyl to my computer, I should dig up my copy of Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball and send you a copy...
wrekehavoc
Jun. 20th, 2002 12:46 pm (UTC)
one of my dearest friends gave The Giving Tree to my daughter as a gift. no offense, but i absolutely hate that fucking book. the tree gives everything to that selfish, awful bastard, and he never really gets it. as a mom, i suppose i am supposed to sigh in a selfless manner (you know, the same one where i give up my food so that my daughter can eat, etc., which, for the record, i have done)and say, oh yes, what beauty there. but while i want to teach my daughter to be compassionate and to help others and think of others' needs, i don't want her to grow up thinking that it is her moral imperative to be someone else's doormat. clearly, shel and i disagree on this point.
maddening
Jun. 20th, 2002 02:02 pm (UTC)
Guh .. I wasn't fond of The Giving Tree myself.

Give me demented poetry... I'll skip the pablum.

wrekehavoc
Jun. 20th, 2002 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re:
demented poetry i can handle. hell, i'll even read some howl! if need be ;-) although there is plenty of it i *still* don't get ;-)
frobisher
Jun. 20th, 2002 02:39 pm (UTC)
Well, The Giving Tree is the Shel book that "normal" people tend to read, so there's no way it would be his best.

Get hold of Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book. "P is for Psychopath..."
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