Friday, October 4, 2013
Pumpkinification IV: Vintage Pumpkin Illustration
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune,
Our chair a broad pumpkin, — our lantern the moon,
Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam
In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!"
--from "The Pumpkin," by John Greenleaf Whittier.