Where The Sidewalk Ends

Have you seen it?
I asked the moviegoer after the show.
Have you heard it?
I asked the disc jockey on air.
Have you tasted it?
I asked the chef in the local bistro.
Have you smelled it?
I asked the florist preparing a bouquet.

Have you touched it?
I paused on the sidewalk
Finally asking myself.

And faerie has.
Because I make it.

Faerie borrowed Shel Silverstein's title for his poem and collections. It only seems appropriate what I wrote bears similar significance. And that I love his poem, and all the rest that he wrote. He is truly a gifted poet.

Sylphy Sylphy
41-45, F
7 Responses Apr 22, 2012

He looks at me <br />
and “Friend,” says he, <br />
“Things ain’t as sweet <br />
as they used to be.” <br />
I like this poem, too, Lilt... think mine would have to be the Spider...<br />
<br />
“A spider lives inside my head<br />
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web<br />
Of silken threads and silver strings<br />
To catch all sorts of flying things,<br />
Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles<br />
And specks of dried up tears,<br />
And dust of dreams that catch and cling<br />
For years and years and years…”<br />
<br />
Having lots of cobwebs lately. But my favourite book is The Giving Tree. It's really a sad story... but it tugs, you know...

I get a lot of different woodpeckers in my yard, so I think of Shel often.<br />
<br />
The saddest thing<br />
I ever did see<br />
Was a woodpecker<br />
Pecking on a rubber tree.<br />
<br />
What is one of your favorites, Sylphy?

Don't you think Silverstein should be lying around, or teetering on a shelf, in everybody's house?

Such a smart sock you are! But yes... thinking I could strategically lay his books all over my place.

Sacron... faerie doesn't mind being that "she" on that song. =)<br />
<br />
Mary... you're sweet. Thank you. Funny thing is... I've had this book with me for some time... and it only whacked my head now... haha...

Like literally?? Like...fell off the shelf and hit you on the head???

How did you know?! *gasps. looks for cameras* It was on the topmost shelf. Been looking for something else... and this one fell with some other children's books.

I like this poem. You are very talented.

She can ford a raging river <br />
Just like a Willis in four wheel drive<br />
She's a summer love in the fall and winter<br />
She can keep happy any man alive.<br />
<br />
(The Dead)

I'm very grateful the sidewalk ended. I'm very grateful I paused. <br />
<br />
Thank you for letting faerie see beyond it. <br />
<br />
*pulls your hair away from the sidewalk*