Falling Up

Funny book!

Sample poem:

Falling Up

I tripped on my shoelace

And I fell up –

Up to the rooftops,

Up over the town,

Up past the treetops,

Up over the mountains,

Up where the colours

Blend into the sounds.

But it got me so dizzy

When I looked around,

I got sick to my stomach

And I threw down.

Other books by Shel Silverstein here.

And I love love love his quotes here! πŸ™‚


About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.


  1. Brenda Tan

    Shel Silverstein’s my favourite poet! =) I love his quirky use of the language. When I was teaching, his poems were the best for teaching grammar and word formation. The kids love the lesson on the suffix -able through his ‘Twistable Turnable Man’. πŸ˜‰

  2. I love Shel Silverstein – the poems and illustrations. Used to read them when I was stressed at uni. Always made me happy. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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