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  • posted: January 24 @ 12:38am
Hector the Collector
Collected bits of string,
Collected dolls with broken heads
And rusty bells that would not ring.
Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks,
Twists of wires, worn-out tires,
Paper bags and broken bricks.
Old chipped vases, half shoelaces,
Gatlin' guns that wouldn't shoot,
Leaky boats that wouldn't float
And stopped-up horns that wouldn't toot.
Butter knives that had no handles,
Copper keys that fit no locks,
Rings that were too small for fingers,
Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks.
Worn-out belts that had no buckles,
'Lectric trains that had no tracks,
Airplane models, broken bottles,
Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks.
Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul‹
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more than glistenin' gold.
Hector called to all the people,
"Come and share my treasure trunk!"
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked...and called it junk.

-shel silverstein

Comments

ThatGuy says:
I love that poem. Shel was a genius.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 2:10am -
flainez says:
Thanks for the poem. I didn't know it and it's great.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 2:25am -
Ned Kelly says:
I think my fave is - Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 2:48am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I think my late aunt Pat was the original Hector
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 4:45am -
keifel says:
shiny.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 6:58am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
THIS IS AWESOME! Not King material for this theme, BUT THIS IS AWESOME!
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 7:39am -
Yogi Beard says:
Brilliant caption.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 7:55am -
michaeljstraub says:
Shel FTW. Beautiful shot
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 8:03am -
mattyc says:
well this is pretty awesome.
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 3:03pm -
Andrew says:
love the quote. silverstein is amazing
Posted: Jan 24th, 2010 - 8:27pm -
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