Where the Sidewalk Ends: llibre de poesia infantil de Shel Silverstein... Aprenem anglès amb poesia

Què tal si aprofitem l'estiu per aprendre o reforçar el nostre coneiximent de l'anglès? Us animem a llegir poemes en aquesta llengua, en la seua versió original, per anar enxopant-se de la riquesa lèxica i expressiva que la poesia anglesa en ofereix. Al blog, a més, hem anat penjant un bon grapat de poemes en anglès que us poden ser útils en aquest joc d'aprenentatge, però, a més, us volem recomanar un llibre que ens encanta, ple de bona poesia, imaginació, pinzellades de crítica i pessics d'humor: Where the sidewalk ends, de Shel Silverstein, un autor ja clàssic de la literatura infantil, editat per Penguin.

Aquest llibre de poesia infantil, il·lustrat i escrit per Shel Silverstein, recopila 139 poemes adreçats a xiquets i xiquetes de diferents edats, des d'Educació Infantil fins el tercer cicle d'Educació Primària, que també faran la delícia dels adults -per si volem donar-li una ullada... us encantaran-.

Where the sidewalk ends es va publicar el 1974 i és la seua primera col·lecció de poemes Instantàniament se li va aclamar com un clàssic. Els seus poemes i dibuixos van ser aplaudits per la seva ingenuïtat, la seva saviesa irreverent i la seua tendresa. Després va editar dos llibres més de poesia infantil: A Light in the Attic (1981) i Falling Up (1996), que aprofitem també per a recomar-vos.

Us diquem un tastet del llibre, començant pel poema que li dona nom:

Where the Sidewalk Ends
(Shel Silverstein, trad. Ben Clark)

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.

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.

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.

Hay un lugar, un sito, donde la acera acaba,
donde la calle aún no ha comenzado;
allí la hierba crece blanca y blanda
y allí el sol carmesí brilla y calienta
y allí la luna alada reposa de su vuelo
y se baña en la brisa mentolada.

Larguémonos de aquí, donde el humo es tan negro
y las lúgubres calles nos constriñen.
Lejos de las canteras de las flores de asfalto
con pasos calculados y sin prisa,
que nos guíen las flechas de tiza blanca al sitio
donde la acera acaba.

Sí; sin prisa y con pasos calculados,
por el camino blanco de las flechas de tiza
que pintaron los niños, porque los niños saben
bien cuál es el lugar donde la acera acaba.

For Sale
(Shel Silverstein)

One sister for sale!
One sister for sale!
One crying and spying young sister for sale!
I’m really not kidding,
So who’ll start the bidding?
Do I hear the dollar?
A nickel?
A penny?
Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any
One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,
This crying and spying young sister for sale?

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