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Carl Sandburg
Theme in Yellow
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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.



(Chicago Poems. 1916.)

 

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