Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud – Poetry

It’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday with Penny’s Passion. Today I’m thinking about poetry because it’s National Poetry Day. I used to be more of a poetry fan, I even used to write it, but kind of fell off from it for some time. But, I’ve rediscovered some of my favorites thanks to introducing Ollie to Shel Silverstein. We’ve been reading several of his books to him for about a year now. Many of his poems are just plain fun, but some of them are more serious in nature too. I thought I’d share a couple of my favorites today.

Colors from Where The Sidewalk Ends

My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are grayish blueish green,
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet.

Magic from Where the Sidewalk Ends

Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblins’ gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.

Put Something In from A Light in the Attic

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.

Are you a poetry fan? What are some of your favorites?

Linking up with Penny’s Passion

6 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud – Poetry

  1. Oh my goodness… thank you for sharing this. I’ve had this desire to revisit all my old favorite Shel Silverstein poems and this post renewed my love of his wonderful poetry. He had such a way of making his poems seem silly and yet so very grown up all at once <3

  2. I love Shel Silverstein and Jona loves his poems too! His favorites are Boa Constrictor and The Loser (about the kid’s head falling off–he thinks it is HILARIOUS). I remember memorizing and reciting “I cannot go to school today, said little Peggy Ann McKay” when I was a kid. He’s such a classic!

  3. Aw, I love all of these! I really do enjoy poetry, and Shel has some great poems. I really need to collect all of his books someday – at least the poetry collections. 🙂


  4. I reallly do love this. I am into poetry. I follow the facebook page (well basically where ever they are) called Button Poetry. I love watching them stand up and read their works. Gives me the chills.
    I love that you posted this!

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