October’s Party

3 Oct

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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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8 Responses to “October’s Party”

  1. hiddenart October 3, 2007 at 10:36 am #

    Rejoice!

  2. Jak October 3, 2007 at 3:18 pm #

    very nice and fun. well done.

  3. Lynn October 3, 2007 at 10:35 pm #

    I love it!

  4. Anna October 5, 2007 at 4:56 pm #

    Fall is my favorite season. Love the post. (By the way…adorable picture of your daughter! The bonnet is so sweet.)

  5. Yonit October 8, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    What a great poem!!

    My daughter would just love the little bonnet!

  6. Tami October 8, 2007 at 5:55 pm #

    Flo, I just *love* the bonnet your daughter is wearing. Did you make it? Have a blessed day. In God’s Love, Tami

  7. yielded October 8, 2007 at 7:10 pm #

    Tami- I would love to be able to make bonnets for my girls, but I got this from the homeschool convention two years ago. The company’s website is:

    http://www.workshopplus.com

    Do you sew bonnets?

  8. Tami October 8, 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    Flo, I suppose I could, if I had a pattern. They are just so cute. Maybe I will try the library for a book on making them. Blessings to you, Tami

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