October's Party - What a sweet autumn poem!

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October's Party - What a sweet autumn poem!

Postby ctyanky » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:23 pm

Ok, I'm getting antsy waiting for fall to arrive..... :P There are so many nice autumn poems out there but this one is fun!

October's Party by George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came--
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

George Cooper (1840-1927) was an American poet and composer.

Here's one from my childhood, read to me by my parents before bedtime. I can just picture them by my side.....My Dad used to burn leaves in our pit in the yard. The smell was so intoxicating. I can still remember it all.....

Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist and poet.
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Re: October's Party - What a sweet autumn poem!

Postby Utah Baker » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:59 pm

Love these CT, thanks for sharing them. I'm going to pass them along to the grandkids!

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