timons (timons) wrote,

A Light in the Attic

     My wife and I have been reading Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic as a bedtime ritual; a light verse to end the day on. I wasn't raised on Silverstein, so this is actually the first volume of his I've ever gone through.
     Silverstein was clearly one of the favorites of my Poetry Writing students, as many of them brought in selections for reading aloud. I can see why, in that many of them are quite clever. His illustrations, of course, add to the effect.
     My favorite is probably "The Dragon of Grindly Grun," but I'll admit that I found these poems more cute than memorable. Perhaps because I wasn't raised on them.
Tags: light verse, poetry

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