Monday, October 30, 2006

happy halloween!!
Here are a couple spooky poems that
Sir Laughsalot and I have been reading ....


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 harvestmoon:
I am a jack-o-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know ...
I am fooling.

carl sandburg








NOVEMBER NIGHT

Listen............
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisped, break from the trees
And fall.

adelaide crapsey

3 comments:

colleen said...

Halloween always brings back such vivid memories of trick or treating in Massachusetts as a child...how cold it was!

I've been told I look like Meryl Streep many times. I guess from a certain angle?

I recently read an essay for our local PBS station about blogging! I wanted to explain it to everyone! I'll post it soon maybe with a link to the sound.

kenju said...

I love it that you read poetry to your son!

Adelaide Crapsey? was that really her name?

To answer your question, we were there on Oct. 10th through the 18th.

bluemountainmama said...

yes- that's really her name. the poems are from a "haunted poems" book we checked out from the library. when i read the name to my son, he laughed of course.