11.6.05

where the sidewalk ends


where the sidewalk ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
and there the sun burns crimson bright,
and there the moon-bird rests from his flight
to cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke
blows black
and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
we shall walk with a walk that is measured
and slow
and watch where the chalk-white arrows go
to the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured
and slow,
and we'll go where the chalk-white arrows
go,
for the children, they mark, and the children,
they know,
the place where the sidewalk ends.

-Shel Silverstein

1 Comments:

At 7/08/2005 12:40 AM, Blogger Cigana said...

Thank you for posting this...it made me smile. This is one of my favorite poems ever.

 

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