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What's your opinion on Shel Silverstein?

>> No.17336259

>>17336241
based, still have a couple of his poems memorized

>> No.17336260

>>17336241
Ugly.

>> No.17336265

>>17336241
Greg Heffley was right.

>> No.17336326

>>17336241
Looked like a homeless rapist, and I have a sneaking suspicion he was.

>> No.17336335

in retrospect, he was a jew

>> No.17336340

>>17336260

):<

>> No.17336346

>>17336265
When he said...

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>>17336241
>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

>>17336241
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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>>17336381
it gets better

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>>17336241
>>17336387
He looks like a jewish MC Ride

>> No.17336501

>>17336409
oh god he actually does

>> No.17336516

>>17336241
Loved his poems as a child. Probably one of the things that got me into reading.

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>>17336241
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

>>17336241
This is one of my favorites of his
https://allpoetry.com/Hamlet-As-Told-On-The-Street

>> No.17338054

>>17336409
McRide
McYella
McHammer

There are a lot of Irish artists in Hip Hop.

>> No.17338061

>>17338020
Just a couple of verses into this, but it's truly laugh out loud funny.

>> No.17338222

>>17336387
Burst out laughing.

>> No.17338309

>>17336346
He said Shel Silverstein looked more like a burglar or a pirate than a guy who writes books for kids

>> No.17338328

>>17336241
Not what i imagined he'd look like

>> No.17338343

he looks like isaac hayes. was he black?

>> No.17338372

>>17338054
*rimshot*

>> No.17338384

>>17336241
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.

>>17336369
I bet you're the anon that made me write down that poem. Thanks, buddy.

>> No.17338398

>>17336241
Awesome

>> 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

>>17338391
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

>>17338411
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

>>17336241
Shill Shekelstein... also I always thought he was black from the photo for some reason till I read his wikipedia

>> No.17338945

>>17336265
>>17336346
>>17338309
Based

>> No.17338989

>>17336241
>Shel Silverstein
>Silverstein
>(((Silver)))
:S

>> No.17339254

>>17338989
did you think this post was insightful

>> No.17340618

>>17339254
forgive me for being an anti-semite, /pol/ has rotted my brain

>> No.17340648

>>17336241
The human nutcracker

>> No.17340753

>>17336241
Lafcadio is peak shootback lion.

>> No.17340991

>>17336241
he looks suspicious
not like someone id like to see whispering sweet nothings into my childs virgin ear

>> No.17341132

>>17336241
Based beyond belief

https://youtu.be/TMuQTN7Xo4w

>> No.17341374

>>17336265
fucking based

>> No.17341383

>>17336265
Kek came for this

>> No.17341602

>>17339254
As a matter of fact, I did; what r you going to do about it ?

>> No.17341695

>>17336241
I would follow this man into the gates of Hell based solely on him looking like he does

>> No.17341864

>>17336241
https://youtu.be/ihjyBiHRJCQ
Kids seems love him.

>> No.17341902

>>17336241
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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