Friday, October 30, 2009

Jack-o'-Lanterns

(Found this picture on Google Images.)

Goblins
On the porches
Glare with slitted eyes,
Waiting for their callers:
Children in disguise.

Throats of
Liquid fire,
Eyes of candle flame-
Demons in the darkness,
Pumpkins when they're tame.

-by Ann Pedtke

(Poetry Friday roundup here.)

9 comments:

Kirthi said...

descriptive and visual and true! It's a great poem!
omg, Priya, I just learned that your sister is an author!!! OMG! lucky you!

Jennie said...

"Throats of liquid fire" is such a great line! I also really like the carving jobs done on the pumpkins in the photo. Thanks for sharing!

Enna Isilee said...

Okay. Blogger says I'm your follower. Can you see I'm your follower?

Priya said...

Enna Isilee- No... I don't see it on your profile either. Hmmm... that's weird.

Enna Isilee said...

What the?! Blargh. I've hit "Follow" about forty million times!

Enna Isilee said...

Ah! I know what it is! You can only follow 300 blogs! How LAME is that? Well, this will not do! I will have to delete some of the older non-posting blogs.

Priya said...

:)

Milli said...

Happy Halloween. Great poem!

laurasalas said...

Oh!

Throats of
Liquid fire,
Eyes of candle flame-

That is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this poem. I've never seen it before.