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luvisss_: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

Simone100proof: Remember Shel Silverstein?? Did you know this dude sings about pot too? This makes so much sense

childs_poemaday: Time for some Shel Silverstein, beginning with “LISTEN TO THE MUSTN’TS”!

JandCpodcast: Last week’s episode about Sendak inspired my mother to search for the Wild Things from my childhood who are now well acquainted with my wild pup. She found them in the attic. That may be the bridge to a Shel Silverstein episode!

nextlevltherapy: "If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!" - Shel Silverstein |

YeOldBooks: Perfect book to celebrate LOVE A TREE DAY!

GenuineHippie: Now here's my plan. (Shel Silverstein)

MissusCis: i remember this show but i definitely DO NOT remember the blue guy. he brings out a shel silverstein level of fear in me.

wohesq1: Poetry of Peacocks: "LONG-LEG LOU AND SHORT-LEG SUE" a poem by Shel Silverstein

NadVTweet: “If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!” Shel Silverstein

zongehhh: Some people look scary.... like the back of a shel Silverstein book

TooManyDramas: 5 of 5 stars to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

dlplali: wheein: “i’m truly surprised that we seem to get by without polka dot elephants serving us pie.” -marc johns ations by shel silverstein yolo

christinascream: “YOU SAW SHEL SILVERSTEIN LIVE BRO!”

AyCaramba15: Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? - Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Shel Silverstein’s loving look at the joys of rhino ownership

TheMysteryDrop: "How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em." - Shel Silverstein

Poem2Poem: Whosever room this is should be ashamed! / His underwear is hanging on the lamp. - Shel Silverstein

youthsforthebo1: For;“A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.” – Tanya Masse..“And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree Youths for the Boy Child Organization

BeardedMark: Life to this point would’ve been intolerable if I didn’t have the Muppets or Shel Silverstein as a child...

johndurant: If Shel Silverstein has an evil doppleganger, tormenting adults instead of delighting kids, he writes captchas about crosswalks.

FlappyBirdNovel: Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view. -Shel Silverstein

katyoutofwater: As a meditation on the egregious (and ultimately tragic) accumulation of wealth, this Shel Silverstein poem hits HARD.

botbotanyy: I copied Shel Silverstein poems onto my shins. When Sarah Reyes saw and read them out loud to the whole bus, I wanted my legs to fall off.

tressick: I think Shel Silverstein was a racist or some shit but I love this book and have a copy for Saige

WardDPatrick: Shel Silverstein who wrote “The Giving Tree” also wrote Johnny Cash’s song “ A Boy Named Sue”

YslNathan25: yk she felt like shel silverstein writing this bullshit

archbishopeddy: YO i got this, RT: The Gharqad tree is an American children's picture book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. First published in 1964 by Harper & Row, it has become one of Silverstein's best-known titles, and has been translated into numerous languages

brienmcmullen: True to life. (Shel Silverstein was a genius)

Poem2Poem: There is a place where the sidewalk ends / And before the street begins, - Shel Silverstein

mburgessjr: Shel Silverstein is shaking in his boots

skkcore: just remembered that when I first watched bsd I thought that Steinbeck was Shel Silverstein and his ability was based off of the giving tree.

samantha_juels: Dads side: -My grandmother dated Shel Silverstein -My aunt is not really my aunt according to DNA -My grandmothers family escaped the holocaust -The mob exists so nobody on the Italian side will ever give their DNA to a corporation and there’s a big blank hole there

Talonsaurn: Was just talking with a friend about how dark some of the old Muppets were..well this always stuck in my mind

MotivationalUi: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

ZapTF2: new Shel Silverstein poem today

craigtowens: Poetry Saturday—Growing Down - Shel Silverstein agrees: “It’s much more fun, this growin’ down.” Check out my latest audio blog!

Kizwiz6: Shel Silverstein - Point of View.

DregenYor: If you get out of bed again tonight you’ll probably run into Shel Silverstein in the hallway

CarmenSinek: "Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." -Shel Silverstein

nextlevltherapy: "Anything is possible. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein |

ShannonLRyanII: And if you don't remember The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein....

mikerexbooks: So, I’m considering using this lockdown shot of me in my new book bio... some say I look a little... off... but, c’mon, Shel Silverstein did ok, and look at that photo!

ACurioustypedog: Shel Silverstein. Awesome.

GiveMeStein: can't wait for Alex Gene to be the "Shel Silverstein on touch tunes," bitch at the bar every time we drink

mearn: Welcome to Mearn's Music Club. Tonight we will be discussing "The Mermaid" by Shel Silverstein, a wonderful tune about a mermaid from a beloved children's author. Please listen without reading the lyrics first and report back with your thoughts.

kingduncan42: Reading some Shel Silverstein plays with friends; man, if I thought I used the em dash too much—

moozoogabba: Am I the only person who thought Shel Silverstein was Black? I thought this until about 5 minutes ago.

wisdom2inspire_: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein

KRJFplaylist: Bob Gibson, Makin' A Mess Of Commercial Success, Makin' A Mess: BG Sings Shel Silverstein

jackedawes: Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before. ~ Shel Silverstein

ShmoF16: Shel Silverstein wrote “Cover of the Rolling Stone.”

user9888: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

PoetNotRockStar: "And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet." — Shel Silverstein

Poem2Poem: There's a Polar Bear / In our Frigidaire-- / He likes it ;cause it's cold in there. - Shel Silverstein

KennethKriheli: Sometimes I marvel at the small things in life, like how Shel Silverstein wrote a poem about how he likes his cereal.

kulipeter: today i learned that shel silverstein was very very horny

unrealdancy: I helped make something really amazing in my video class, it's called "Put Out the Fire" and it's an interpretation of the poem "The Voice" by Shel Silverstein, lmk what you think <3

notthatbcagain: Shel was too good for us Here’s a song for you… I'm So Good That I Don't Have To Brag - Live by Shel Silverstein

imjasondiamond: Got my head shaved and my beard trimmed up and I'm wearing a denim shirt and oh god I look like Shel Silverstein.

brocrob: Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the Shouldn'ts The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S Listen to the NEVER HAVES then listen close to me — Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be. – “Listen to the Mustn'ts” from "Where the Sidewalk Ends" Shel Silverstein

emilyghorm16: shel silverstein i need you to tell me why you chose this picture

StikkiNicky: One of Junji Ito’s main inspirations was actually Shel Silverstein

pulidog300: We don’t talk enough about shel silverstein

panajane: If you're a bird, be an early bird, but if you're a worm, sleep late! - Shel Silverstein

theosisbored: i hate to publicly admit this but shel silverstein was a lil.. handsome.........

HiFiLibertarian: Nothing has ever scared me more than Shel Silverstein's photo on the cover of Where the Sidewalk Ends.

j_stgurlythangz: When you're evaluating a grad school final group project and they credited someone else art to Shel Silverstein

Absolutalbert: Shel Silverstein during book readings:

ieatconkcreat: thinkin about this shel silverstein album cover

slimpickens2916: I love Shel Silverstein books. Gave my daughter TheLight in the Attic when she was young and she has it in her collection today. I have several of his books in my collection, Where the Sidewalk Ends is my favorite of his.

SaltiestSwede: Werewolves in RE8 move like some kinda Shel Silverstein like character

tlr_sndn: Remember when conservatives lost their minds about the cancelling of Shel Silverstein? No? You mean it only happens when the books they’re defending contain outdated, offensive stereotypes? Wonder why that could be.

Grandpa_Rufus: I like the work of Shel Silverstein and Charles Schulz Realizing I just like that simple and to the point style of cartoons but with character.

triplestardraw: Thinkin about that poem I'm pretty sure it's shel Silverstein where the kid cried so much it filled up their bedroom and they drowned

Poem2Poem: Whosever room this is should be ashamed! / His underwear is hanging on the lamp. - Shel Silverstein

JayShams: Thinking about going viral by posting a photo of Shel Silverstein

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noelleswildin: the giving tree by shel silverstein is the core reason I continually let myself be treated like shit in relationships

ConnetquotCSD: The poetry of Shel Silverstein planted the seed of creative expression for fourth graders at Idle Hour Elementary School. For more information, click here:

VintageRock99: Today in 1999, American singer, songwriter poet, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books Shel Silverstein died of a heart attack aged 57. Wrote, 'A Boy Named Sue' for Johnny Cash (which Silverstein won a Grammy for in 1970)

MacCocktail: Now here's my plan, by Shel Silverstein (died this day, May 10, 1999)

NickPopovich: The Folks Inside by Shel Silverstein is my fav of the day

Mix_Tape_Pod: On this day, May 10th 1999 Cartoonist, children's author, poet, and playwright Shel Silverstein, died in Florida. He was beloved for such books as A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends

bemoflo: Books that make me cry: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

games_in_theory: "If there is a game you want to play but isn't made yet, make it." (G. Shel Silverstein)

NiharaNichelle: What do Shel Silverstein and Hot Moms Have in Common? -

justdaniel24: Benedict Cumberbatch's full name is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. I have no real reason to share this other than to point out that it sounds like he should be a character in a Shel Silverstein poem

llifeofsyd: Shel silverstein was the blueprint

chustoo: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein……

alex: Just remembered this

FMRadioMetal: Shel Silverstein died this day in 1999. Truly one of the great American poets.

shaundre3000: Shel Silverstein 9.25.1930 - 5.10.1999 “I will not play at tug-o-war. I’d rather play at hug-o-war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs, where everyone giggles, and rolls on the rug. Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins”

rzamacona: This fish makes me think that Shel Silverstein is now responsible for curating your nightmares.

MmphisAstrology: Shel Silverstein really pushes some people's buttons. I'm not surprised. We either love him or hate him. There is no in between, but we can't deny he was a multi-talented guy: artist, cartoonist, children's book author, poet, songwriter, musician of at least four instruments and

dmercadante1: A wonderfully written piece about a childhood (and forever) favorite

matthew_podszus: Shel Silverstein is, without a doubt, the most important poet in my life. I read his poetry all growing up, over and again. Read his stuff with all my kids. Helped them memorize them for school performances, laughed, rolled eyes. Poetry is magic. Shel Silverstein was a magician.

marfiveforty: Nigga look like Shel Silverstein

PetloverHermine: 10May/1999: Shel Silverstein - American writer, poet, cartoonist, songwriter & playwright - dies of a heart attack in Key West, Florida. He’s 68

bookdragon_club: Today is “National Clean Up Your Room” day. Who knew! Anyway, it seems the perfect opportunity to recommend our favourite poem for KS1 - Shel Silverstein’s “Messy Room”. This is such a fun way to open a poetry theme into the classroom, not to mention a tidying theme!

Poem2Poem: There is a place where the sidewalk ends / And before the street begins, - Shel Silverstein



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