A Free House.

Did you know that April is the National Poetry Month?

Well, I'm celebrating a little early. I was reading through some of my Shel Silverstein books the other night and I realized just how happy his poems make me. They remind me of being a kid, and we all know how much I love anything that makes me feel like I'm five again. Tree House is probably my favorite (well that and Hug-O-War) because I had to memorize it in 4th grade. I remember being so proud of myself, I said it over and over and over for weeks.

A tree house, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the leafy branches
Cozy as can be house.

A street house, a neat house,
Be sure and wipe your feet house
Is not my kind of house at all-
Let's go live in a tree house.
-Shel Silverstein

Oh, and thanks for all your nice comments about Dandelion. When it comes time for me to name my first daughter, I will refer any naysayers to that post.


  1. I love this. My favorite poet is e.e. cummings. Brilliant. I'm glad you take time to enrich your mind with poetry and prose. <3

  2. I absolutely LOVE Shel Silverstein's books too! They also bring me back to childhood. I remember getting them from the library all the time when I was in elementary school. best time ever.

  3. ASHLEY!!! Shel Silverstein is my FAVORITE childhood author! I have all of his books, and they are the only books I kept from when I was a kid (sike, I also think I kept my American girl books). Man oh man, this post makes me want to dust off my books and read them again. Love love love.

  4. i love shel silverstein books! they definitely do take one back to fond childhood memories. now you make me want to read those books again!

  5. Ah, I love Shel Silverstein. I always see "Where The Sidewalk Ends" at TJ Maxx for only $12, and I always want to buy it but never do.


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