Oct 18th, 2015 • week 226

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Lovely Leaves


“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

— Elizabeth Lawrence

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.”
poem by
George Cooper, October's Party


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