About the Poem

Halloween lanterns made from pumpkins are increasingly common in England and are almost universal in America where pumpkin is considered a great delicacy, but do pumpkin lanterns have a sinister significance?

Category

Scary Halloween Poems

Style

Rhyming poem

Length

10 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Author

Paul Curtis

Jack O’Lantern

Jack O’Lantern’s light
Gazing out into the night
In the window there
Staring out a scary stare
With your unsympathetic grin
And glowing orange skin
Are you there to keep the spirits out?
With your jagged leering mouth
Or is your gnarled and toothless grin
There to invite the evil in?

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