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Forgotten Language

Poem By: Shel Silverstein   |   Views: 6493   |   Word Count: 67   |   View PDF   |   Print View

  


Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go?
 

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About the Author Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 May 10, 1999): Sheldon Alan "Shel" Silverstein was a A truly unique and multi-faceted artist, renowned American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books. He sometimes styled himself as Uncle... Read Shel Silverstein's Full Biography  
 
 
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