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crowded peas

Today would be Shel Silverstein's 82nd birthday, and growing up, he was always a favorite of mine. There are still a few of his poems that I can recite from memory! When I saw that it was his birthday, I remembered a post that I shared here a while back. Seven years ago!

The illustration above was created in response to the word "crowded." It reminded me of Shel's poem "Crowded Tub" (it's a silly one, I still love it!), which I then used to create crowded peas. Some time after that, I used the illustration for some embroidery, which I no longer have...I don't even have a photo of it!

But I have now created a PDF of the pattern so you can stitch it...and send me a photo or add it to the Flickr group!


Who was one of your favorite poets when you were a child? What was your favorite poem?

12 comments:

  1. I used to love Shel Silverstein, too! :) I had two favorites of his: the one called Sick (about all of the ailments the little girl had...until she realized it was Saturday and not a school day :) and the one about the child whose dad gave him a coin, and he kept trading it...because two is more than one, etc., and ended up with much less money than he started with. Can't remember the name of that one! :)

    ~Kristin

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  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

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  3. My favorite was Robert Lewis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. My parents gave it to me one Christmas. It's the version illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa and it is absolutely enchanting. I've just started reading it with my 5-year-old, and I love it as much now as I did then.

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  4. This pattern is so cute! I love the Sick poem too! He was so talented. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day......

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  5. I haven't known Shel Silverstein that long yet, since he isn't famous in the Netherlands. But once I discovered him, I was so happy. I even made a stitchery with one of his drawings: http://simonedeklerk.blogspot.nl/2011/09/celebrating-o.html
    Thank you for the lovely stitchery and the cute poem you made to it!

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  6. I memorized a Robert Frost poem in elementary school. When I see it now I have fond memories., so I say Robert Frost!

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  7. "Crowded Tub" is one of my favorites, too! I also like the one (I can't remember the name of it) about the guy whose beard was so long he didn't need to wear clothes. Too funny!

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  8. "There are too many kids in this tub
    There are too many elbows to scrub..."

    GREAT poem!

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  9. Anonymous8:11 AM

    I always liked Shel Silverstein, too.

    Did you know that he was a cartoonist for Playboy magazine?



    Lillianna

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    1. No, but sort of. A friend once told me that he did some more "adult" work, but that it was better to just not look into that and enjoy the poetry and illustrations for kids.

      Similarly, I was a little surprised by some of the work that Dr. Suess did!

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    2. Anonymous2:23 PM

      I never looked at Shel Silverstein's "other" work, either. I don't want to spoil, for me, his children's work.

      Dr. Seuss is a little surprising, too.

      Lillianna

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  10. Shel Silverstein- My 2nd grade teacher would read a couple of his poems at the end of the day if we students had been on our best behavior. Best part of the day! I think my favorite poem is Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too from Where the Sidewalk Ends. They went for a ride in a flying shoe=)

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