Thursday, April 24, 2014

Where the Sidewalk Ends — Poem in Your Pocket Day — National Poetry Month

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! I visited the Academy of American Poets, who offered a page of pocket poems with only a single-word clue. Mine was "chalk." Below is the poem they offered. What a lovely surprise. Click here to choose your own pocket poem!

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

By Shel Silverstein
Courtesy poets.orgClick here to have printable pocket poems for sharing!

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