Childhood Memories...

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. 

38 comments

  1. Love Shel Silverstein. Thanks for sharing - you brightened my Wednesday!

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  2. Ah....I love Shel Siverstein too! What great memories! Thanks!

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  3. All my Elementary School teachers had these books by Shel Silverstein. Great Post!

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  4. I love this:) Thanks so much for sharing,sweetie

    Kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today! Please, join in!

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  5. You just made my day as well! I was glancing through my feed and I saw this and got super excited! Loved this book as a child and it still sits on my shelf.

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This was my favorite book growing up!!

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  7. One of my ALL TIME favorite books as a kid. :D

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  8. Love your blog! Thanks for the comments, we are excited to get started!

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  9. I remember reading out of this book and a lot of you kids using this book when you had to memorize a poem for class :) It's a great one! Speaking of classes....good luck on your test today :) Love you!

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  10. This book most definitely reminds me of my childhood and sitting on the carpet in elementary school while my teacher read stories from it every afternoon... ahhhh simpler times :) Thanks for the flashback! :)

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  11. this is the perfect right-before-bed book. thanks for bringing me back! love it.

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  12. wow that is so beautiful. makes me miss being a 5 year old!
    xxx
    http://misshannie.blogspot.com

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  13. instant transport back to childhood. Thanks for the wonderful memory.

    Alissa

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  14. thanks for the comment! I always love finding new blogging kindred spirits!
    just out of curiosity...how did you find my little space on the www?

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  15. i love being reminded of childhood! things were so simple (and cheap) back then. its crazy how a scent, a song, or words (like these) can instantly bring you back!

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  16. my fav bok...
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  17. i loved these books growing up. i loved his simplicity and sometimes wish my textbooks could be the same! fun post

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  18. i loved these books. brings back so many fun memories! thanks for sharing. hope your having a good day girl! :)

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  19. I used to read this book everyday when I was a kid! Love it...thanks for the throw back!

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  20. I love Shel Silverstein! "A Light in the Attic" is best.

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  21. super cute blog! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  22. Love one of my favorites!! EVER!!!! xo

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  23. Just thought I would let you know that I am your newest follower!!

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  24. I just helped my 10 year old nephew memorize this for school! I adore Shel Silverstein.

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  25. I read his books of poems over, and over, and over again. They are great.

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  26. Thank you for the comment :), you have quite the lovely blog here! Great post, really brings back a bit of childhood. I'll definitely be reading more from you.

    Olivia

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  27. I love this picture. Thanks so much for sharing. I think i will google this book to read more

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  28. Ah yes, love Shel Silverstein! Had all the books!

    But what amazes me is how much more I get out of this supposed-children's poem reading it now than as a child.

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  29. read runny babbit those are my fave!

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  30. i used to be OBsessed with these!!! love. thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo

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  31. Wow, Shel Silverstein is where it's at, I used to read him religiously.

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  32. aaah, man, this takes me back.
    i loove this!

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  33. I love this poem. I haven't read it since grade school.

    Thanks for the comment! Your blog is so fun :)

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  34. Thanks for the comment on my blog! YOUR blog is adorable!
    I am a student at the U too! Woot! Go Utes!

    If you'll excuse me I'm going to stalk your blog some more.

    (P.S. Shel Silverstein is my absolute fave.)

    --Jessica
    www.lifedoneproperly.com

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  35. Thanks for posting.
    It's useful!

    http://godedhardycom-sunny.blogspot.com

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