Friday, October 31, 2008

Poetry Friday: Jack-'o-lantern

Many thanks to Sam Riddleburger and Cece Bell for their pumpkin carving tutorial. Bede used a dry-wall saw to carve this jack-'o-lantern, whom he has named "Isabelle":

Last year, my daughter learned this song at her school, which she sang after we lit the jack-o'-lantern and turned out all the lights:

Jack-'o-lantern, Jack-'o-lantern
You are such a pretty sight
As you sit there in the window
Looking out at the night.
You were once a yellow pumpkin
Growing on a sturdy vine
Now you are my Jack-'o-lantern
Let your candle light shine.

(Author unknown)

Here is the tune:

The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Poetry for Children.


jama said...

Aww, what a lovely treat for today!! Thanks so much.

Shelly B said...

How cute! Great jack-o-lantern too.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

That's a great jack-o-lantern! I posted pics of ours here.

I couldn't get the video to work and the player timer says 00:00/00:00. Maybe something is wrong?

Saints and Spinners said...

Jama and Shelburns: Thanks! Bede is thrilled.

Cloudscome: I just tested it and it played fine on my end. However, I've been having trouble with videos lately, and maybe I passed along my buffering-woes to you.

Anonymous said...

That last "jack-o-lantern" is The Best.

Anonymous said...

(In the song, I mean, although the pumpkin itself is also pretty awesome. I would never have thought of using a drywall saw. Must remember that next year.)

Sylvia Vardell said...

Extremely cool video, song, and jack-o-lantern! Thanks for participating in Poetry Friday at PoetryforChildren this Halloween! Stop by any time...

Anonymous said...

Isabelle is so cute!