Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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

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