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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poetry Tuesday

I loved this poem so much as a child that I wrote a story about living inside a lion. My only recurring nightmare as a child was being chased by a lion into our family bathroom, me cowering in the tub as the lion roared at the window. Coincidence?

One of the great Shel Silverstein's finest.


It's Dark In Here



I am writing these poems
From inside a lion,
And it's rather dark in here.
So please excuse the handwriting
Which may not be too clear.
But this afternoon by the lion's cage
I'm afraid I got too near.
And I'm writing these lines
From inside a lion,
And it's rather dark in here.

3 comments:

Colin Galbraith said...

You've not posted in ages.

Just sayin' ;-)

Devil's Advocate said...

Oh I loved Shel Silverstein too. Good choice that!

here said...

Indeed, a deep and thought-provoking poem. I think there are symbols in it. The world is represented as a lion - a big lion who can swallow a person easily. I've studied the meanings of symbols, and it seems that this one was chosen on purpose to show the vastness and inevitability of the world's power.
Diane