Happy Birthday Shel Silverstein - September 25
Poem in Your Pocket Day was celebrated for the eighth year in New York City on April 29, 2010. On this day, everyone is encouraged to carry around a poem in their pocket to share with friends, family, and colleagues. I thought, "What poems by Shel Silverstein would I have in my pocket, ready to share with others, on his birthday?"
I spent time going through many of Silverstein's books looking for the perfect poems. I copied some poems on the copy machine, but I thought it might be fun to just copy some by hand with black felt tip pen. There are several places you can find pocket sized poems, ready to share. Poets.org has a few poems that print in a size that will fit in your pocket (PDF file- Where the Sidewalk Ends, If the World was Crazy, Web page - Sick, Mr. Grumpledump's Song). A Google Image Search of "Shel Silverstein Poems" will give you quite a few poems to print too. Additionally, Read Write Think has a stapleless book that may be useful tool for your family.
I hope you will take a moment to comment on your favorite poem by Shel Silverstein. There is a "Comments" section below or you can visit Happy Birthday Author's Facebook page to share your thoughts. -Click Here to Read More-