Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Theme In Yellow - Poem 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.


Comments about Theme In Yellow by Carl Sandburg

  • Rahman Henry (11/29/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    I am a jack-o'-lantern
    With terrible teeth
    And the children know
    I am fooling.
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  • (11/29/2015 7:03:00 PM)

    Makes me feel Autumn. Cute Poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (11/29/2015 2:44:00 PM)

    Carl Sandburg could take the humblest of topics and turn it into a verbal painting that reminds me of a Van Gogh painting with its swirl of yellows and oranges and sunlight (Report)Reply

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  • Thomas Case (11/29/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    great poem...you can almost smell the fall air and feel a brisk wind. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (11/29/2015 1:16:00 PM)

    Carl Sandburg has long been one of my favorite poets. This poem is very nice, but certainly not one of his best. Many of his others could have been chosen instead. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2015 5:26:00 AM)

    Amazing and humorous poem. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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