poet Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

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Theme In Yellow

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Rahman HenryRahman 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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  • Margarita Cortès-borrero (11/29/2015 7:03:00 PM)

    Makes me feel Autumn. Cute Poem.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan 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

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

    great poem...you can almost smell the fall air and feel a brisk wind.

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  • Kim BarneyKim 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.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/29/2015 5:26:00 AM)

    Amazing and humorous poem. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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