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Thursday, October 1, 2009

October

October's Party

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
One of my favorite poems. Happy October everyone!

5 comments:

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Myra,

Happy October to you too!
What a lovely poem.As I read it I could see the leaves falling all over the others trying to get there first.:)Professor Wind leading the band, Miss Maple looking very chic.
Loved it!

Pam said...

Happy October to you back! Thanks for visiting my blog. We're traveling to Kentucky in a few weeks and hope to see the fall colors. Arizona isn't so colorful in autumn (at least here in the desert).

Crispy said...

Lovely poem Myra. It's very appropriate for today as we are having cold, wind and rain today :0)

Crispy

Berit said...

Yay, October!!

Carol said...

Darling poem, Myra--I've never read that one before... Thanks for sharing!