I had a wonderful surprise late last month when I turned on the radio: Shel Silverstein poems I had never heard before! His family had gone through his files selecting poems and drawings and putting together a new book:
If you’re a fan, listen to the interview. It’s a real joy to hear the poet’s family reading some of his poems, including the final (rather poignant) “When I am Gone.”
“When I am gone, what will you do?
Who will write and draw for you?
Someone smarter– someone new?
Someone better– maybe YOU!”