Sunday, January 6, 2013

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (1974)


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.

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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.


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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.

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Unknown Mami

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

shel is the bomb!!!! ha...i love shel...one of the first poetry books i ever read...smiles...

and a cute baby as well...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love this today! Awesome words and shots! Happy Sunday!

Jim said...

Lovely! Thank you, Becky.

Wayne W Smith said...

That first picture is truly frame worthy.

richies said...

I'm always looking for the place where the sidewalk ends.





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Tamar SB said...

These are gorgeous! And the poem, one of my favorites!!

Molly said...

The whole thing is just lovely.

Mollyxxx

Nancy Claeys said...

I love his writing. So melodic and your photos are wonderful.

JacquelineB said...

Such great pictures, and beautiful words to accompany them. :)

photowannabe said...

Shel is awesome. One of my favorite authors...He may be a children's author but his words are profound.
Terrific photos to go with the poetry.

retired not tired said...

Great pictures and a great poem!

American in Norway said...

I LOOOOOVE Shel Silverstein.. those were the only books I asked for as a child... now I have to go find them for me kids.. LOL---
Fantastic photos... I have missed them. <3

Tara R. said...

That first shot: such a serious expression on such a sweet face. Those eyes! So blue.

Mari said...

Love Shel Silverstein and your photo's! It's a lovely Sunday in your City.

My Inner Chick said...

Ooo, that baby!

And I LOVE the last photo.

So Real! X

M said...

Oh those pictures are even sweeter with the poem! Believe it or not there used to be a spot here where the sidewalk actually ended...at a cliff just like in the book :) Thankfully it got re-done when more houses got built.

Happy New Year!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That poem is so freakin' awesome....and so are your lovely photos.
XO

Cindy said...

I loved the poem and all the pictures. In the first photo, you can even see the tiny hairs on her cheeks! Just beautiful!

Keetha Broyles said...


Baby doesn't look very happy for having just eaten chocolate and pink cup cake crumbs!

Maddy said...

That first picture....Wow!! I love visiting you first thing in the morning! Perfect way to start the day :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've missed you and your sweet family!!!! Your photography is even more amazing than I remember, but how that's possible, I simply don't know. Exquisite!!!

toi said...

happy monday. there is no need to hit on the nail again about how AMAZING your pictures are. Just pure beauty

Fresh Mommy said...

Always beautiful photos, always!! Hope you're enjoying this new year already!! :)

xo
~Tabitha

Monalisa said...

beautiful photos!

Wanda said...

So much in that to ponder. And the pictures wonderful, and the first one...priceless.

StarTraci said...

I so love that poem -- thank you for sharing. The pictures are equally lovely and reflective of the words.

Happy New Year!
:-)
Traci

Unknown Mami said...

Oh those words and those images, so beautiful.