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A Few Halloween Pumpkin Poems For Kids

Updated on March 14, 2011



The stranger in the pumpkin said:

"It's all dark inside your head.

What a dullard you must be!

Without light how can you see?

Don't you know that heads should shine

From deep inside themselves - like mine?

Well, don't stand there in a pout

With that dark dome sticking out -

It makes me sick to look at it!

Go and get your candle lit!"

           John Ciardi



   After it's lid

Is cut, the slick

Seeds and stuck

   Wet strings

  Scooped out,

 Walls scraped

 Dry and white,

Face carved, candle

   Fixed and lit,

   Light creeps

   Into the thick

   Rind: giving

That dead orange

  Vegetable skull

Warm skin, making

   A live head

   To hold it's

Sharp gold grin.

Valerie Worth (1933 - 1994)



Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,

          The first one said,

      "Oh my, it's getting late."

         The second one said,

            "But we don't care."

             The third one said,

         "I see witches in the air."

             The fourth one said,

       "Let's run, and run, and run."

                The fifth one said ,

          "Get ready for some fun."

        Then whoosh went the wind,

            and out went the lights,

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!



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      BIGCSSHOP 7 years ago

      Thanks Margaret Morris for visiting.

      And Thanks to you Bbenson, I've just learned a lot from you. Enjoy the season!

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      Bbenson19 7 years ago

      That is a superb article on Halloween. Do You know that Halloween has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day. I've learned alot on what you've posted.

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      Margaret Morris 8 years ago

      Great hub. I hadn't thought about "Five Little Pumpkins" since I recited it with my class, back in the Dark Ages. Thanks!