“Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know I am fooling.

– Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg, first published in Chicago Poems, 1916

Pumpkin GIF Trick R Treat

Related Posts:

– “November Night” by Adelaide Crapsey

– “All Souls’ Night, 1917″ by Hortense King Flexner

– “Incantation” by George Parsons Lathrop

Advertisements


Categories: Poetry and Prose

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: