Saturday, March 17, 2012

Poet

My favorite poet is Shel Silverstein.  Uncle Shelby the kids call him.  He is a children's writer.   He is a beautiful writer.  It is his simplicity that gets me every time.  I like simplicity, always.  Did you know Shel wrote the Johnny Cash classic "A Boy Named Sue."  He was also a cartoonist for Playboy.  That's the funny thing about children's writers, they are also adults.  Adults who have adult feelings and urges but in their free time write books for children.  It's a crazy thought.

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