Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern



Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern
David McCord - 1897-1997

Mr. Macklin takes his knife
And carves the yellow pumpkin face:
Three holes bring eyes and nose to life,
The mouth has thirteen teeth in place.
Then Mr. Macklin just for fun
Transfers the corn-cob pipe from his
Wry mouth to Jack’s, and everyone
Dies laughing! O what fun it is
Till Mr. Macklin draws the shade
And lights the candle in Jack’s skull.
Then all the inside dark is made
As spooky and as horrorful
As Halloween, and creepy crawl
The shadows on the tool-house floor,
With Jack’s face dancing on the wall.
O Mr. Macklin! where's the door?


4 comments:

VRC-Do You! said...

My god! Are those kids legal?

Joe said...

I promise they are all legal. They are models for Helix Studios, and their age verification is on file there.

João said...

Would like to be the pumpkin there!

JiEL said...

Yes, I like those Helix Studios young men… MMMMM!!

BTW, VRC-Do You, when I was 21yo, I had hard times to get in bars because I was looking like a 14yo teen. I was what we call now a TWINK, and as I'm totally hairless no beard and hair on my entire body, I've always looked younger than my age.

I'm now 68yo and with all my brown hair on my head with not much grey ones, I look more like a 55yo man. That's what many tell me.

So age is very a variable thing for men.