Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.


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Nice Ride


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Stand Tall


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Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.


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Still Life


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Or Full


Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,

For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

The place where the sidewalk ends.


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Zigs and Zags


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  1. A keen eye for shadows πŸ™‚ eco

  2. You your creative images together so nicely to tell a story!

  3. This is great work! a delight to the senses πŸ™‚

  4. I love your photography! Very creative post!

  5. I’m still catching up here… this is very sweet, Jane, and I like the way it continues your exploration of sidewalks, shadows, and things that have fallen on the ground, but with a different theme. I don’t always like images turned on end, but the bicycle & shadow – perfect! And “Still Life” is a perfect composition. πŸ™‚

  6. It doesn’t get much better than this wonderful post Jane. Thank you for sharing.

  7. This has aways been one of my favorite poems. You encapsulated the essence of it so well with these photos. Thanks for sharing, Jane!

  8. As always your photos and perspectives are stunning and I absolutely love the poem too.

  9. I love this, Jane. And you picked such a great poem to inspire you. Beautiful shots, as always. They are poetic too!

  10. Nice ride Jane and much nicer photography

  11. Where the sidewalk ends? The larger question, where do they begin? Then, there’s the sidewalk in the middle of nowhere. πŸ™‚

  12. You’ve made some wonderful sidewalk images here Jane! Viewing them is a real treat. My favorite is ‘Curlicues’.

  13. Beautiful as always Jane! πŸ™‚

  14. Curlicues, Nice Rides and Zig Zags are fabulous. As is the poem. Your photography makes me smile Jane. You have a wonderful talent at seeing the small things in life.

  15. Enjoyed the magic and art here, Jane — especially loved the various shadow photos. Really nice.

  16. Awesome post. So artistic and whimsical. 😁

  17. Awesome post. So artistic and whimsical. 😁

  18. Jane, I guess we both share the passion for shadows, a photographers delight. And you have presented it so beautifully

  19. You certainly have an eye for details. These are beautiful images. I particularly enjoy the ones of shadows. Super cool.

  20. Love all the shadow photos. How creative of you to “see” them and photograph them for us.

  21. Jane, what a terrific post! If I had to pick a favorite image it would have to be the bicycle by the wall.

  22. All are so beautiful via your lens, Jane!

  23. What a brilliant post Jane!!! I just LOVE this selection of photos and the words r magical….’Nice Ride’ just jumps out at me…..truly calming…!!!

  24. What a great eye you have. A real treat this morning.
    I read an article a few months ago, with pictures showing the patterns and “guides” that honeybees perceive, using UV light. Kind of akin to a good photographer, discerning all these great patterns and designs, when most passersby are oblivious.

  25. Great finds are wherever you look and I love your finds.

  26. Excellent images Jane πŸ™‚ Believe it or not we have no color change at all here on Long Island. Were all these images taken with your iPhone X ? If they were its a pretty amazing mobile phone camera.

  27. Another intriguing post. Combining your striking images with Silverstein’s poem is wonderful.

  28. So moving, so touching aided with beautiful photography.

  29. A fantastic post Jane! I’m not a poetry person but I really like that, and your images so simple yet stunning they really work so well together.

  30. Love that phrase peppermint wind – sounds like a lovely breeze but bit or a chilly one. Lovely images as usual, Jane. That red leaf standing tall looks very strong πŸπŸ˜†

  31. Clever captions, an open and creative eye and a thoughtful verse, all put together with perfect subtlety that make us reflect while being delighted with your art.

  32. Beautifully captured, Jane. Love the picture of the bike with its shadow and the standing leaf. πŸ™‚

  33. I love the shadows. A lovely whimsical post to start the day.

  34. I really like the shadow photos, especially the first one. Very creative.

  35. WordPress is being very uncooperative this evening, so apologies if this is the second comment you’ve had.
    Loved the verse and your delightful photographs – very playful! I see two figures in the branch shadows…

    • Thanks, PC. Glad you enjoyed these– I see the figures now that you’ve pointed them out. Fantastic! They have long legs and are balancing precariously on the branches.I really appreciate your visit. (Only one comment but feel free to leave more. Haha, πŸ™‚

  36. Love revisiting Where the Sidewalk Ends, Jane. My favorites are the bike and zig zags.

  37. Terrific post Jane. Perfect images for the verse. Loved them all

  38. So Beautiful and wonderfully done. Loved the work of Shel too! Might I tempt you into something like this for one of my works??? Something on Autumn??

  39. I love Autumn and Zigs and Zags. Its amazing how you captured the beauty in the little things.

  40. Wonderful and interesting series, my favorites is shadows pictures especially the first one.
    Greetings Robert

  41. I like the way you turned the bicycle and its shadow 90Β°.

  42. Love these vignettes and the poetry to go with them. Of course all of your images are beyond reproach! πŸ˜€

  43. What a great eye!!!! Awesome

    Love you


    Sent from my iPhone

  44. I love your photography Jane! The bike and the zigs and zags, wonderful!

  45. I really like Leaf and Still Life πŸ™‚

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