Poem of the Week: October's Party by George Cooper

05 October 2012

Kelsey Garrity-Riley Illustration
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."

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4 epistles:

  1. Great poem!! This is my sisters' favorite fall poem. They even made up a sort of tune for it one time and went around the house singing it! It does have a certain ring to it, doesn't it? :)

  2. What a delightful poem, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing!

  3. What an adorable poem! I love poems that personify nature. Thanks for sharing!


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