“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." — Emily Dickinson Poetry is art with words, and it has always been a part of human life. It can take us to fantastic worlds or into our deepest feelings. Poems can play with the words, using rhymes and rhythm to set its tone, so they can be a great way to improve verbal and writing skills. Poetry is important because it can help us understand the world we live in – it makes us think about our experiences and ideas. But above all, poetry can give us the power to understand ourselves. What is your experience with poetry?
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Come in…for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.