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

  • Gold Star - 22,233 Points .., 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. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 986 Points Margarita Cortes (11/29/2015 7:03:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 14,334 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,427 Points Thomas Case (11/29/2015 1:49:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 29,125 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 15,117 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (11/29/2015 5:26:00 AM)

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

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Read poems about / on: october, autumn, children, moon, light, love, child, song

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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