"The Garden," by Shel Silverstein.
Read or find it in the library.
I chose “The Garden” by Shel Silverstein partially because he wrote some of the first poems I ever read and partially because as a kid I would sit and read this poem over and over and feel the impact of the last line in my chest. Most of his work seems like fun and absurd poetry for children, but often there are darker or more serious themes that you don’t really see until you reread his work as an adult.
~Alaina Sullivan, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348
April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.
Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.