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What's your opinion on Shel Silverstein?

>> No.17336259

based, still have a couple of his poems memorized

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>> No.17336265

Greg Heffley was right.

>> No.17336326

Looked like a homeless rapist, and I have a sneaking suspicion he was.

>> No.17336335

in retrospect, he was a jew

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>> No.17336346

When he said...

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>The saddest thing I ever did see
>Was a woodpecker peckin' at a plastic tree.
>He looks at me, and "Friend," says he,
>"Things ain't as sweet as they used to be."

still cripples me every time I remember it.

>> No.17336381

I struggle to comprehend that a real person actually looks like that and it isn't a character from Facejacker or the like.

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it gets better

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He looks like a jewish MC Ride

>> No.17336501

oh god he actually does

>> No.17336516

Loved his poems as a child. Probably one of the things that got me into reading.

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Two boxes met upon the road
Said one unto the other
"If you're a box,
And I'm a box,
Then you must be my brother.
Our sides are thin,
We're caving in
And we must get no thinner"
And so two boxes, hand in hand
Walked home to have their dinner.

>> No.17337999

Sylvia's Mother is essential boomercore

>> No.17338020

This is one of my favorites of his

>> No.17338054


There are a lot of Irish artists in Hip Hop.

>> No.17338061

Just a couple of verses into this, but it's truly laugh out loud funny.

>> No.17338222

Burst out laughing.

>> No.17338309

He said Shel Silverstein looked more like a burglar or a pirate than a guy who writes books for kids

>> No.17338328

Not what i imagined he'd look like

>> No.17338343

he looks like isaac hayes. was he black?

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>> No.17338384

His kid's stuff is mildly entertaining but overrated given how hard his stuff got pushed in the 90's.

>> No.17338391

I've got no deep literary critique of his stuff. His poems are fun and often heartwarming. I have fond memories of reading them with a friend, and with a child at a library volunteer program.

I bet you're the anon that made me write down that poem. Thanks, buddy.

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>> No.17338407

i used to love his poetry books when i was a kid. i used to hate when my mom would read the giving tree to me because she would cry every time and i didn't understand why. now i cry every time

>> No.17338411

Is inspiring the next generation just as vital as writing the great magnum opus? I think it must be otherwise who would ever read the magnum opus?

>> No.17338525

I'd say so. Reading and working with kids was really one of my favourite things, as much as some of them were pricks.

>> No.17338928

Shill Shekelstein... also I always thought he was black from the photo for some reason till I read his wikipedia

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>> No.17338989

>Shel Silverstein

>> No.17339254

did you think this post was insightful

>> No.17340618

forgive me for being an anti-semite, /pol/ has rotted my brain

>> No.17340648

The human nutcracker

>> No.17340753

Lafcadio is peak shootback lion.

>> No.17340991

he looks suspicious
not like someone id like to see whispering sweet nothings into my childs virgin ear

>> No.17341132

Based beyond belief


>> No.17341374

fucking based

>> No.17341383

Kek came for this

>> No.17341602

As a matter of fact, I did; what r you going to do about it ?

>> No.17341695

I would follow this man into the gates of Hell based solely on him looking like he does

>> No.17341864

Kids seems love him.

>> No.17341902

His illustrations of naked people made me feel unclean. The Giving Tree was/is the first book to make me cry as a child.

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