Last week, I felt like a kid again- I mean, I always feel like a kid but last week I felt particularly child-like because I read Everything On It by Shel Silverstein. I was a massive Shel Silverstein fan as a kid and I devoured everything he published, so you can imagine how excited I was when this new collection of poems and drawings was released. I bought the book and read it cover to cover very quickly. It was magical. MA-GI-CAL.
I dont’ know if you’re familiar with the poems of Shel Silverstein but you should be. I order you to read his works! Sorry, that was very authoritarian. It was wrong of me to order you about like that. Anyway, it would be really swell if you would read some of his poetry because it’s delightful. One of my favorite poems from Everything On It is called “In Love” and it goes a little something like this- and a one and a two and a
If my face could only twist,
Then I could give my cheek a kiss
And whisper in my lovely ear,
“You’re so beautiful, my dear,”
And look into my eyes and see
Just how much I’m in love with me.
Isn’t that beautiful? And, you can’t just read his poems, you need to see his illustrations that go with the poems. They’re perfection. Please go out and buy Everything On It right now. Don’t delay or….or…..something something….sunny day?? I don’t know, I’m not as good at rhyming as Shel Silverstein is. Just buy it.
What are you guys reading???