Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

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Sheldon Allan Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer known for his cartoons, songs, and children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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Hug OWar

I will not play at tug o' war
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone
Instead of tugs,
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I Can’t Touch The Sun

No I can't touch the clouds for you I've never reached the sun for youI've never done the things that you need done for youI've stretched as high as I can reach I guess I'm not the one for
Cause I can't touch the clouds or reach the sun for
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Dentist Dan

Nentis Nan, he's my man,
I go do im each chanz I gan
He sicks me down an creans my
Wid mabel syrub, tick an' sweed,
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Messy Room

Whosever room this is should be ashamed
His underwear is hanging on the lamp
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp
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The Perfect High

There once was a boy named Gimmesome Roy
He was nothing like me or you
’Cause laying back and getting high was all he cared to do
As a kid, he sat in the cellar, sniffing airplane glue
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The Giving Tree

Once there was a she loved a little boy
And everyday the boy would comeand he would gather her leavesand make them into crownsand play king of the forest
He would climb up her trunkand swing from her branchesand eat apples
And they ...
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Stupid Pencil Maker

Some dummy built this pencil wrong,
The eraser's down here where the point belongs,
And the point's at the top - so it's no good to me,
It's amazing how stupid some people can be
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Someone Ate The Baby

Someone ate the baby it's rather sad to
Someone ate the baby so she won't be out to
We'll never hear her whiney cry or have to feel if she is
We'll never hear her asking why why why someone ate the
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Mama said I'd lose my head If it wasn't fastened on
Today I guess it wasn't 'Cause while playing with my cousin It fell off and rolled away And now its gone
And I can't look for it 'Cause my eyes are in it,
And I can't call to it 'C...
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Better Not Ask Me

(Hey the truth might hurt so I'm tellin' you now that you better not ask me)Hey you better not ask me where I been all
Why my eyes are shinin' and my spirit is flyin'You better not ask if I been doin' right or I just might tell
And you b...
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Cloony The Clown

I'll tell you the story of Cloony the
Who worked in a circus that came through town
His shoes were too big and his hat was too small,
But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all
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Eat a tomato and you'll turn red(I don't think that's really so);
Eat a carrot and you'll turn orange(Still and all, you never know);
Eat some spinach and you'll turn green(I'm not saying that it's
But that's what I heard, and soI t...
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Sick "I cannot go to school today,"Said little Peggy Ann
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps
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Gods Wheel

God says to me with a kind of smile,"Hey how would you like to be God
And steer the world
""Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try
Where do I set
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Rosalies Good Eats Cafe

It's two in the mornin' on Saturday
At Rosalie's Good Eats Café
The onions are fryin', the neon is
And the jukebox is startin' to play
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Danny ODare

Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back
And thought he'd do some dancin' there
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