Tri Duong

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.
22 Responses
  1. one of my favorite poem books as a kid

  2. Alex Says:

    this poem is just awesome. it touched my soul. i wish i could write that great poems :)
    is there anyone who reads this one out loud? i would love to know how they interpret this poem with their voice.

  3. OC-STEVEN Says:

    oh man i miss shel silverstein
    definitely llike this blog alott

  4. LD Says:

    it was an interesting read :) especialy after what hapened

  5. Paul Says:

    I can remember reading shel silversteen when i was younger. Thank you for this :)

  6. pixel Says:

    thanks for the nostalgia :)

  7. WildBoar Says:

    Oh god this brings back such memories. Amazing.

  8. Liv Says:

    ah that book is amazing! It reminds me of my younger days haha. I must read that now and I'm def gonna follow this

  9. The Reviever Says:

    I shed a tear of nostalgia :')

  10. Smokey Doja Says:

    I agree with the Reviever this totally made me flash back to grade school, Mrs. Schimshack reading this to our class.

  11. A great book. I recommend it to all of my students.

  12. I love this book. I read it so many times as kid I lost count!

  13. after3 Says:

    I borrowed that book from a friend like a year ago. still haven't givin it back.

  14. RainingPiPs Says:

    This was one of the first books my parents gave me!

  15. TheCoolIgloo Says:

    One of my all time favorites

  16. Diamond Dave Says:

    I read this poem back in 3rd grade. Good times.

  17. Mike Aguila Says:

    It has been a long time since I read any Shel Silverstein. Thank you very much!

  18. RonNiebOy Says:

    shit was so cash when i was younger...nice find

  19. hunter time Says:

    oh man thats awesome i remember that one from way back int he day

  20. ihazasad Says:

    your poems are so inspirational everytime :o

  21. Dan Says:

    I love shel silverstein. I'm gonna go dig out my old books and read them again :)

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