Strange and Fun Poems

Shel Silverstein’s poems are known by most American children and adults, because they are strange and funny. His books include drawings by him that go with the poems. Some of his poems are very long and hard to read, but others are easy to understand. These books have been popular for a long time, so you should be able to buy them at used bookstores.

This poem is called “Lazy Jane,” and it’s from his most famous book, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Do you know the word “lazy?” It’s an adjective that means “someone who doesn’t want to do any work.” I think the meaning will be very clear after you read this silly poem, which is about a really, REALLY lazy girl!


“Lazy Jane”
by Shel Silverstein

Lazy
lazy
lazy
lazy
lazy
lazy
Jane.
She
wants
a
drink
of
water
so
she
waits
and
waits
and
waits
and
waits
and
waits
for
it
to
rain.

jane

6 thoughts on “Strange and Fun Poems”

  1. yeah… diligent is also very common. my English teacher, who is a an English man, was also wondering why these two adjectives are so popular. we don’t know why…. hahaha

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  3. This reminds me that poems are the most colorful and fun medium of expressing oneself! Another interest-inducing post!^^ Keep it up!

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